Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has left the nation for the United States of America, after vowing that he would restrict his actions and share within the ban on cellular telecommunications within the state.
The governor had additionally stated the ban would stay till the bandits terrorising the state had been handled.
A supply informed SaharaReporters on Monday that the governor final week despatched his spouse to the United States the place she was delivered of a child woman.
SaharaReporters gathered that Governor Matawalle left for the US with different members of his household to satisfy the spouse and the brand new born child.
The child is anticipated to be named throughout their journey.
“They are expected back in the country on Sunday, September 26,” the supply informed SaharaReporters.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, a authorities official confirmed the governor travelled to the US.
He, nonetheless, stated he left the nation as a part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s entourage to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).
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.
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.
To curtail the banditry, the federal government about two weeks in the past positioned ban on cellular telecommunications community.
There are additionally restrictions of motion in some elements of the state at the same time as markets, banks and different industrial locations have been shut.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directed cellular telecommunications community suppliers to close down their networks in Zamfara State for 2 weeks as a part of measures to deal with the actions of bandits.
Sources informed SaharaReporters that individuals within the state now journey to Sokoto and Funtua in Katsina State to make calls, ship messages and do monetary transactions.
The ban was anticipated to run out on Friday, September 17. But talking by way of BBC Hausa Service, Matawalle stated it is going to proceed indefinitely.