Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has revealed that negotiating with bandits is not a sign of weakness or failure.
Speaking while receiving three repentant bandits who embraced his administrationâ€
â€œIt is not a failure or a thing of failure for someone to initiate dialogue. Nowhere in the world is succeeding without coming to the table to sit down and negotiate.
â€œJust for today, the weapons we have here show and indicate the successes we have recorded. We all know the dangers that comes with leaving this kind of dangerous weapons in the bush.
â€œBy bringing them to the security agencies, we have reduced their capacity and capability.
â€œAllowing these bandits to keep carrying out their weapons and havoc around our communities as well as other states has landed the country in the terrible state itâ€
s in currently,â€