Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has faulted an APC chieftain in the state for planning to hire thugs to stage massive protest in Gusau on Monday with a view to destabilising the state.

The Governor raised the allegation at the official flag-off ceremony for the award of 2020/2021 UBE/ZSUBEC projects at Government House.

According to the Governor, intelligence report available to him indicates that already the APC Chieftain had paid huge amount of money to the hired political thugs outside the state to stage massive protest in respect of the insecurity issues in Gusau the state capital on Monday.

However, he warned all the hired thugs not to step in to the state, saying the APC chieftain will be arrested regardless of his position in the party if they didn’t withdraw their evil motive against the State.

Governor Matawalle didn’t mention name of the faulted APC chieftain, but said he would do everything possible to make sure anyone found wanting is brought to book irrespective of his or her political inclinations.

“I strongly condemned the ongoing planing by one of the APC Chieftain in the state for hiring thugs to come to my state and stage massive protest over the insecurity challenges we are facing and whoever found wanting will be arrested and will face the wrath of the law regardless of his or her political inclinations in Zamfara State”. Matawalle Warned.

Matawalle who described the insecurity as a global issue, said his administration had mapped out strategies to mitigate banditry, kidnapping and other criminality bedevilling the state.

He directed security agencies in the state to remain steadfast and checkmate every suspicious movement by person or group of persons in the state for prompt response.