Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has said that before he took over as the chief executive of the state, there were many towns and villages that were being controlled entirely by bandits.
The Governor said that when he took over, he made several consultations and discovered that a peace accord and reconciliation with bandits would be the best option.
He however urged the Federal Government to consider the use of peace and reconciliation as the best option to end the current banditry.
This was contained in a state wide broadcast to the people of the state on the outcome of the enlarged security meeting held on Monday.
Matawalle stated that the use of dialogue was the best option ever to resolve crisis and misunderstanding amongst the warring factions.