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The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has lamented that there are forces who are bent on frustrating its efforts in addressing the security challenges bedeviling the state. According to Governor Matawalle, the recent resurgence and escalation of attacks by armed bandits in some parts of the State is worrisome.
In a press statement signed by the media aide to the Governor Zailani Bappa on Saturday, the governor said “In spite of employment of both kinetic and non-kinetic strategy to defeat this nagging problem, the recent escalation in attacks by bandits in some parts of the State is a serious source of concern”.
The statement adds that despite all efforts to contain the lingering security challenges in the state, communities are been attacked on a daily basis leading to loss of lives and properties
According to him, it is clear that the state is in dare need of additional troops to face the recalcitrant bandits terrorizing various communities making live unbearable to law abiding citizens
They appeal to all commanders deployed to keep peace in the state to take necessary measures that will ensure rapid response to distress calls to avert attacks
” Government is aware of the challenges faced by security commands especially as they seemed obviously overstretched. In spite of the obvious shortfall, Government requests that special consideration should be given to Zamfara State in terms of the deployment of more forces for quicker response to all security threats”
“The Matawalle’s administration also observed that part of the hurdles hindering the success of the fight against banditry in the State is the lack of quick response by the Security forces in the wake of attacks by bandits. Hence, all commanders deployed in the state are enjoined to take necessary measures that will ensure rapid response to distress calls”. The statement adds