Governor Muhammed Bello of Zamfara State has met with officials of the Fulani umbrella body, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association, MACBAN in his move to end banditry and kidnappings in the state.

The Fulanis are largely blamed for the continuing banditry in the state and have been declared persona non grata in some communities.

Matawalle said that the meeting was at the instance of President Buhari who directed that all stakeholders be engaged in the search for end of the criminality. He noted that all responsible Fulani people must help to restore back their culture of peace, stability, tolerance and understanding.

He therefore urged MACABAN to work with the government in seeing to the fruition of the government programmes and in engaging the bandits to repent.

The MACBAN National President, Muhammad Kiruwa appealed to the state government to involve its members into the Civilian Joint Task Force and Vigilante groups in the state. He thanked the state government for organising the meeting and promised to support the initiative in order to address the security challenges facing the state.