The Zamfara State government has warned its residents of an impeding attack by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
This was made known in a statement issued by Yusuf Idris Gusau, Director-General, Press Affairs, Government House Gusau,
According to the government, an intelligence-gathering elements of Boko Haram are set to launch series of attacks on innocent and peace-loving people of the state in order to scuttle the relative peace being currently enjoyed as a result of the peace and dialogue process initiated by the present administration.
The cruel and mischievous element, according to the government have perfected plans to launch the attacks in seven Local Government Areas of the state and in other strategic places within the state capital.
The statement: “Two important personalities of the state are also targeted for elimination should this dastardly act succeed”.
It further added that they will the banidts aim tGusau which doubles as the state capital, Tsafe, Talata Mafara, Anka, Zurmi, Maru and Maradun.
The statement read: “The Boko Haram elements were said to have been recruited from far and wide to carry out these heinous acts slated for between Monday 23rd September to 25th October 2019”, the statement said.
The state government also noted that the unpatriotic attitudes of some evil politicians and their collaborators to cause mayhem on innocent citizens lives and properties is ostensibly to gain personal relevance to the detriment to all residents.
The statement said Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State, appeals to all residents, particularly drivers of commercial vehicles and motorcyclists in the state, to be more security-conscious and vigilant while carrying out their legitimate businesses and report any suspicious movement of persons, groups or goods to the security agencies in the State.
He further appealed to the people of the state not to panic as government and the entire Security agencies in the state have taken all necessary steps to address the situation, assuring that more security reinforcements and other precautionary measures are being put in place by the state government.