- The minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, assures Nigerians that the federal government is taking steps to end the destruction of lives and property in Zamfara
- Dambazau sends President Buhari’s condolences to the government and people of Zamfara following attacks by suspected bandits which claimed property and lives of innocent Nigerians
- The minister expresses Buhari’s deep concern about the unrepentant attitude of the perpetrators of senseless killings in the state
The minister of interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has assured Nigerians of the federal government’s readiness to deploy additional security resources to end the destruction of lives and property in Zamfara.
Dambazau gave the assurance in a statement issued by his press secretary, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen on Thursday, December 27, in Abuja, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The minister said President Muhammandu Buhari had commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara, following attacks by suspected bandits, which claimed property and lives of innocent Nigerians.
Dambazau expressed Buhari’s deep concern about the unrepentant attitude of the perpetrators of senseless killings in the state.
“We are committed to working closely with the state government to deploy more security resources to the state,’’ Dambazau said.
Ehisienmen said the minister was further briefed by heads of security agencies in Zamfara, in order to put in place additional proactive measures to restore peace needed to protect agricultural and mining interests in the state.
According to the statement, Dambazau was received by the state’s acting Governor Sanusi Rikiji and other members of Zamfara executive council.
The minister later proceeded to the palace of Sarkin Katsina Gusau, his royal highness, Ibrahim Bello, the emir of Gusau.
He said Dambazau, while at the palace also delivered Buhari’s message, and assured the Gusau emirate of government’s commitment to ensure law and order in the state.
He said the minister also visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, as well as the headquarters of Tsafe local government area, where protesters destroyed vehicles and other government property.
Meanwhile, the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has condemned the killings in Zamfara, describing them as barbaric and unacceptable.
Vanguard reports that Senator Saraki, who stated that the killings were a major threat to the nation's democracy, called on the security agencies to swiftly devise a strategy to tackle the menace.
Legit.ng gathers that he made his position known in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu. According to the Senate president, the Zamfara killings are not getting enough attention from the media and the non-governmental organisations.
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