Zamfara Gov Pledges More Security Forces To Fight Bandits

Governor Dauda Lawal says his government will deploy more security personnel to areas prone to attacks by bandits across Zamfara.

Mr Lawal, represented by Deputy Governor Mani Mumini, gave the assurance during a visit to the Emir of Tsafe, Muhammadu Bawa.

This is contained in a statement issued Thursday by the governor’s spokesman Nuhu Anka.

The visit was to commiserate with the people of the emirate over the recent bandits’ attack, which left many people dead.

The governor described the attack as barbaric and uncalled for, assuring the government was fully committed to turning the tide against bandits and other criminals.

“The ugly act came at a time when people of the state are yearning for peace to prevail. The state government is highly disturbed over the incident and will leave no stone unturned in the fight against insecurity in the state,” said the Zamfara governor.

Mr Lawal added, “I call on the emirate and people of the area to continue praying for peace in the area and the state at large.”

He said deploying more security personnel would secure the areas and protect lives and property.

The governor presented N1 million to assist victims of the attack and directed the Emir to submit a comprehensive list of the families affected for further assistance.