Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state has on Sunday July 29th, 2018, applauded the quick response by the President and Commander in – Chief, Muhammadu Buhari for the deployment of troops to Zamfara State to tackle insecurity bedevilling the rural communities
Governor Yari, who was reacting to the matching order issued to security chiefs in the country to mobilise and deploy 1000 combined troops to Zamfara to deal with the current security challenges facing the state, said the action had brought 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.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum 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 of innocent people in the rural farming communities of the state and boost Economic activities of the people.
The Governor while appreciating the quick response of the Federal Government to the several appeals by the Government and the people of Zamfara State on the need to send adequate troops to the state to deal with the wanton killings that have nearly caused unrest in rural communities in the state, the action demonstrated the good intentions of the Buhari administration in fulfilling it’s campaign promises in dealing with insecurity in the country.
Governor Yari Said “with the deployment of 1000-Strong Military Force combining the army, air force, police and the civil defense, government of Zamfara State now have has absolute confidence in dealing with the banditry facing the state and have now been encouraged in its tireless efforts to collaborate with the federal government to end the menace which has displaced 18 thousands persons from over 18 villages in the past few days in Zurmi local government area and other parts of the state.”
“The compliance with the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Nigerian Air Force of the deployment of Fighter Aircraft to launch fierce attacks on the bandits is another visible pointer that we are not left with our own fate.” said Yari.
The NGF Chairman also described the Presidential Authorisation of Advanced Satellite Surveillance Technology to ensure accurate detection of movement and locations of the criminals as worthy of appreciation, adding that it would help significantly in the operation.
He reaffirmed his government’s commitment and continuous engagement of traditional institutions, community leaders and other stakeholders with a view to complimenting the federal and State governments’ efforts in dislodging the bandits.
The Governor therefore enjoined the people of the state to remain firm, prayerful and desist from any act of rumour circulation as it frightens innocent people into despair.