Zamfara govt accuses Nigerian govt of undermining fight against banditry in state

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has accused some agencies of the Federal Government of engaging in secret talks with bandits involved in kidnappings of Nigerians.

The governor, who tasked the Federal Government on clarification of the issue, said reports indicated that a delegation allegedly sent by some agencies of the federal government had been holding talks with bandit groups in Zamfara without his knowledge.

He therefore called for an urgent and comprehensive investigation by the federal government into the ongoing secret negotiations with bandits in Zamfara State.