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Insecurity: Deploy More Troops To Zamfara, Gov. Lawal Urges Chief Of Defence Staff


Governor Dauda Lawal has called for an increase in the number of troops deployed to Zamfara State. 

The governor made the call on Monday when he visited the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja to discuss the security situation in Zamfara.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Idris, said during the meeting, Governor Lawal expressed concern over the resurgence of attacks in some parts of the state.

READ ALSO: Bandits Kill 10, Abduct 12 In Zamfara Attack

Governor Lawal in unhappy over the resurgence of insecurity in some parts of Zamfara State.


“Today, I am here to discuss the issue of insecurity that has been affecting Zamfara State. I was here a few months ago for the same reason,” the governor said.

“Recently, there have been recurring issues with bandit attacks in some areas of the state.

“Yesterday, an attack occurred in Tsafe LGA, resulting in fatalities, including a member of our Community Protection Guards (CPG). Military operational vehicles, including those of the Community Protection Guards, were set on fire by bandits.

“We are experiencing a shortage of personnel in Zamfara as some officers have been redeployed to the Northeast.

“Farmers are unable to tend to their farms, and the continuous assaults have claimed numerous lives.

“I would like to use this opportunity to urge you to mobilise and deploy troops to Zamfara. Such action is crucial for combating the threat of insecurity and reinstating peace in the state.

“The deployment of security forces will undoubtedly uplift the people’s spirits and discourage criminals from engaging in their nefarious deeds.”

While responding, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Musa, appreciated the governor’s efforts at fighting banditry in Zamfara.

He said: “I want to express my appreciation for your efforts in combating insecurity. We plan to adjust and reposition resources using the same approach as Maiduguri.

“We are convening a conference with all theatre commanders and stakeholders to address the issue of attacks, which deeply saddens us.”

Opeoluwani Akintayo

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