The party said the useful information from the former Deputy Governor will help security agents in combing off criminal elements in the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called out the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Deputy Governor in the Zamfara state.
APC alleged that the party and the former governor have knowledge of where bandits are hiding in the state.
APC asserted this in reaction to a statement credited to the former Deputy Governor of the state, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau.
Gusau was quoted to have declared earlier that he has discovered 16 wards where the 2023 elections will not hold.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections commencing in 15 days, APC, in a statement issued through the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Yusuf Idrs Gusau, challenged Mahdi to immediately inform the public of the locations of the bandits across the state.
The party said the useful information from the former Deputy Governor will help security agents in combing off criminal elements in the state as it has always been the desire of the state government led by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.
“APC and the state government want to immensely thank the lawyer politician for this good information that will help in ensuring the disbandment of the criminals wherever they may be in our dear state.
“As has always been the plea of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle for all well-meaning Zamfara State citizens to join hands with his administration in sacking all terror groups and enclaves from the state.
“We also wish to urgently implore security agencies in the state to immediately invite Barrister Mahdi, who had visited such wards, to help with more details of his findings to save the state and its good citizens,” Idris Gusau said.
He added that the APC has always known that members of the opposition PDP know some, if not all, of the bandits in the state.
“This will certainly be an opportunity for the PDP to use such knowledge positively by divulging information that will help the state.
“The PDP and the former Deputy Governor, in particular, owe it as a duty to the state to immediately give details on this matter.
“It must, however, be noted that banditry and other heinous crimes have significantly been decimated in Zamfara State and other parts of the North West through the sustained efforts of the federal and state governments,” the statement added.