By IBRAHIM KANOMA, Gusau
Former Zamfara State Governor, Senator Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, has called on the people to seek divine intervention for restoration of peace and elimination of bandit activities in the state.
Senator Yari made the plea on Tuesday, shortly after his distribution of palliative packages of N20,000 to each of 174,000 destitutes in his Talata Mafara residence, a welfare programme he organised to cushion the hardship amongst the teeming populace under his constituency.
Yari lamented that, most of the people in the state have turned their back against divine and holy messages contained in the Qur’an and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which emphasize absolute need for brotherhood and selflessness.
“Imagine how most of the people are running ungodly lives in the society, they lack human feelings, they stopped being good even to their families and neighbours, to the employers and both the governments, religious and traditional leaders.
“Should we all drop wickedness and other religiously prohibited attitudes, I am certain that Almighty Allah will seize over his punishments we are currently suffering in our dear state and nation at large”, Yari has stressed.
He cried that all means of ending banditry either by the use force or dialogue by the governments but yet, the situation is fast deteriorating ti the extent that people could not run their legitimate businesses, no farming, no trading and other sources of living.
The Senator further lamented the harsh situation people are living in, the development which resulted into dearth of food to the extent they could not secure two meals a day, therefore need to be supported.
Earlier, Senator Yari, said the distribution of palliatives will increase to 250,000 beneficiaries during the forthcoming Ramadan month, also to be drawn from the 14 local government areas of the state aimed at alleviating the hardship in the state.