Abdurrahman Mohammed Tunbido, the former personal assistant to the former Governor of Zamfara State, Ahmed Sani Yarima, has raised concerns about banditry. He said the lawmakers representing Zamfara State were not doing enough to address banditry affecting the state.
Tunbido said this during a press conference in Gusau on Sunday. He declared his interest to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives for the Maru/Bungudu Federal Constituency.
During the press conference, he said the Federal lawmakers representing the state at the National Assembly were not dealing with the insecurity challenges in the state.
“They are supposed to cry out at the National Assembly if there is any banditry attack in Zamfara State so that their colleagues and the relevant authorities will come to the aid of the people of the state,” he said.
“I will give full attention to how to end banditry activities in Zamfara State and other states in the country.
“Every one of you knows that my constituency which is Maru/ Bungudu is one of the areas that are worst hit by banditry, as such, I will concentrate more on how to end banditry if elected to represent the area at the national assembly,” he said.
“I will sponsor a bill to grant amnesty to those bandits who have repented so that other bandits will also repent”.
“By so doing, it will come to a day whereby the issue of banditry will be a thing of the past.”
Tunbido said he would give attention to the welfare of the teeming unemployed youths through job creation so that they would become self-employed.
He expressed optimism that, if the youths were gainfully employed and self-reliant, the issue of insecurity would be reduced to the barest minimum.