Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has again facilitated the unconditional release of 11 kidnapped victims without paying any ransom but through the carrot and stick initiative of his administration in the state.
The Governor received the rescued victims Saturday at the Government House Gusau in furtherance to his carrot and stick approach to ensure lasting peace and tranquility across the 14 local government areas of the state and beyond.
While receiving the kidnapped victims, Governor Bello Matawalle assured that his Administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is completely restored in the state.
He further explained that the peace accord and reconciliation process with repentant bandits will be sustained in the state, while those unrepentant ones will face the full wrath of the law.
The Governor directed that the victims should be taken to the hospital to ascertain their health status before their final handover to their respective families.
Handing over the victims, the State Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, said the victims were released through use of peace initiative and following security meeting by Governor Matawalle with all the critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum local government area last Thursday.