The Governor of Zamfara State proved that he had no connection with the bandits in his State by swearing by a Quran.
Governor Bello Matawalle urged residents of the State irrespective of their status to do the same, while he received his award as the Khadimul Quran which was conferred on him by the center for Quranic Reciter, Nigeria
“As I’ve been mentioning, the issue of insecurity is not just for Federal Government, governor or other security agencies; the issue of insecurity is for all of us, and we should not politicise the issue of insecurity.
“I have sworn with the Holy Quran that if I know, or if I am part of, or I know anybody who is coordinating this (banditry), or with my hand or any of my family, may Allah not give me (speaks in Arabic) in this life.
“I dare all the people from Zamfara State, from our father, Aliyu Gusau to Yarima Bakura and all the cabinet members, right from the inception of the political dispensation of the state, to take this oat as I did.”