Governor Bello Matawalle has been seen in a video sharing money presents to Nigerian troopers at a yet-to-be-identified location in banditry-ravaged Zamfara State in a lavish mismanagement of presidency’s funds.
The governor, who was hailed by the troopers, was captured bringing out the large money from a Sport Utility Vehicle together with his two fingers to his chest and giving them to the troopers.
The date the video clip was taken couldn’t but be ascertained as of the time of this report.
“We are here, we are here, nothing go happen,” the soldier who obtained the cash was heard saying whereas his colleagues had been hailing the governor.
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Meanwhile, human rights’ activist and Amnesty International-designated prisoner of conscience, Omoyele Sowore, amongst different Nigerians, condemned the sharing of money reward to the troopers by the governor.
Reacting in a submit on Facebook, Sowore accused Nigerian politicians of lowering the army to an ‘Area Boys Battalion’.
“See what the Nigerian military has been reduced to? Incompetent morons driving around with public cash have all reduced the military to an “Area Boys Battalion” SAD! This is Gov. Bello Matabandit of Zamfara state by the way in which. #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo,” the activist stated.
Deadly assaults have raged throughout Zamfara state the place bandits have thrived.
Farming and herding communities within the state have lengthy been terrorised by gangs who raid villages, stealing cattle and kidnap residents for ransom.
Dozens of farmers have been killed as a whole lot of hectres of farmlands stay uncultivated.
Most of the slain victims had been trapped on their farmlands and acquired killed.
In 2019, the state authorities entered a peace settlement with the gunmen.
About 15 model new Hilux autos and money presents had been additionally given to leaders of various ‘repentant’ gangs of bandits by the governor in 2020.
But regardless of all these, communities within the state are nonetheless being attacked and residents kidnapped and/or killed.