The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, organized on Tuesday the Sharo cultural festival for Fulani’s repentant bandits as part of the peace pact embraced by former thugs.
The Sharo Fulani event, which is an annual event organized at the end of the Eid-el-Kabir festival, was held for the last time eight years ago due to the insecurity caused by banditry.
Matawalle invited the Fulani people and the repented bandits to the festival in accordance with the peace and reconciliation agreement reached by his government with the former bandits.
Latest Nigeria News has met with over 30,000 people attending the festival where Fulani’s popular cultural activities were exhibited. Government officials, Fulani leaders and repentant bandits very happily honored the event.
The governor praised the reformed bandits and Fulani leaders for accepting the peace initiatives raised by their administration.
He expressed his satisfaction with the fact that this year Eid-el-Kabir was celebrated without any murder or kidnapping in the state.
Matawalle stated, “I want to use this opportunity to thank my Fulani brothers for accepting the peace accord.
“This year’s Eid-el Kabir is the only one we witnessed where no live was lost as a result of banditry,” he said.
The Governor promised that his administration would soon come out with welfare packages for the Fulani people to enable them lead a decent life.