Sunday, March 20, 2022
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle
The Zamfara state government has donated five new Hilux vehicles to the Government of Niger Republic for special security border patrol.
This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Saturday and signed by the Press Secretary to Governor Bello Matawalle, Jamilu Birnin-Magaji.
Mr Birnin-Magaji said the donation was in fulfillment of a pledge by Mr Matawalle to support the country with patrol vehicles and other security logistics in the fight against banditry.
“The vehicles were presented by Gov. Matawalle to the Gov. of Maradi Region, Alhaji Abubakar Shu’aibou, at a ceremony held at Government House, Gusau.”
The governor said the vehicles was to provide special border patrol at Maradi and other parts of Niger Republic which share borders with Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto.
Responding, the governor of Maradi Region, Abubakar Shu’aibou, assured Mr Matawalle that the vehicles will be used to fight bandits and “other henious crimes particularly along the Maradi border.”
Recall that in December 2021, Mr Matawalle visited President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic in Niamey, where the two leaders resolved to explore more areas of cooperation.