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Nigeria: Zamfara To Sustain Fight Against Banditry – Gov. Lawal

Aug 31, 2023

Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal Thursday presided over the security council meeting, pledging his administration’s commitment to enhancing and sustaining the fight against banditry in the State.

Governor Lawal who held the security council meeting, to receive briefings from all the heads of security agencies in the state, also reaffirmed government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and properties of the people.

A statement by the Spokesperson for the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, reads in parts: “Governor Dauda Lawal presided over the security council meeting as part of his government’s resolve to prioritize the issue of security.

“He received briefings from the heads of the security agencies on their collective efforts towards the fight against banditry.

“The Governor raised a concern to the Heads of the security agencies in the State on the activities of bandits in some areas. Especially the Gusau to Funtua Road; Magami to Dangulbi, Dan Kurmi to Anka Road, as well as Magami to Dansadau Road.

“He further charged the heads of the military and police to deploy CSK platforms and Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles, to constantly patrol all the affected major roads, where the State Government will provide them with necessary support and logistics where needed.

“He called on the heads of the security to ensure the dislodgement of all the bandits camp across the State.”