By Mohammed Munirat Nasir
Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the deployment of additional troops to tackle insecurity bedevilling the state, particularly in the rural communities.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Public Enlightenment,Media and Communication, Ibrahim Dosara said the decision by the federal government to deploy 1000-Strong Military Force to the State would ensure quick tackling of the incessant attacks and killings .
“With the deployment of 1000-Strong Military Force combining the army, air force, police and the civil defense, government of Zamfara State now have absolute confidence in dealing with the banditry facing the state. It has also encouraged the State in its tireless efforts to collaborate with the federal government to end the menace which has displaced 18,000 persons in 18 villages in the past few days in Zurmi local government area and other parts of the state”, he said.
Yari said the compliance with the directives of the President by the Nigerian Air Force by the deployment of Fighter Aircraft to launch fierce attacks on the bandits is another visible pointer that the state is not left with to its fate.
“The action has brought a big relief to his government and would go a long way in relieving the people of the state the psychological trauma the bandits exposed them to during the eight years of the banditry”, he said.
The Governor described the Presidential Authorisation of Advanced Satellite Surveillance Technology to ensure accurate detection of movement and locations of the criminals as worthy of appreciation as it would help significantly in the operation.
Yari therefore enjoins people of the state to remain firm, prayerful and desist from any act of rumour mongering as it frightens innocent people into despair.
Following the insistent banditry attacks in some local government areas of Zamfara state particularly communities in Zurmi local government area, President Buhari on Sunday approved the deployment of 1000-strong security forces to Zamfara State.