‘Mention Names’, Zamfara APC Dares APGA Chieftain Over Alleged Payment To Bandits
Written by MaryGift Sunday on March 9, 2021
The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Lawan Liman, has responded to the allegation of paying N57 million to bandits, asking them not to release the Jangebe abducted girls.
A chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Abdullah Shinkafi had accused the APC of offering the sum to bandits in order not to free the abducted schoolgirls.
He challenged politicians from both the ruling and opposition parties to subject their telephones to security checks, stating that he is confident many acclaimed statesmen will be implicated in the kidnapping of the school girls.
Shinkafi urged politicians who will stop at nothing to oust Matawalle, to wait their time and do it by the book, rather than encourage criminality in the state.
But Liman who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday challenged the APGA chieftain to mention names.
He said owing to how weighty the allegation is, the party in the state would take necessary actions, although he did not indicate what steps the APC were considering.
“This claim is a careless statement that I expected Abdullahi Shinkafi to mention names. You cannot just come to a national TV and accusing that you suspect. Why can’t you mention names,” he said.
Liman added, “This is a serious matter which we have called for several times that this issue should not be politicised because APC being the strongest political party in Zamfara State has always been advising.
“We will take a serious action against it and we want you to come out and mention names. We will never be part of this.”
For the APC chairman, some elements were collaborating with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in the state to cover up for what he described as non-performance.
He noted that security agencies have gathered intelligence on the matter, noting that truth would prevail soon.
The Jangebe schoolgirls however secured their freedom on March 2 after spending about four days in captivity.
The girls’ kidnapping February 26 was the latest in a series of school abductions that has rocked the country in the past three months.