- Zamfara satte governor has called for more troops on the Gusau-Sokoto road
- This according to him will check activities of bandits in the area
- The governor also promised to assist the military with logistics to enable them flush out the criminals
Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara has appealed to the Nigerian Army to deploy more troops on the Gusau-Sokoto road to check activities of bandits for socio-economic activities to thrive on the route.
The governor made the appeal on Tuesday when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who was in the state on the occasion of Eid-el-fitr to felicitate with troops combating the bandits.
Mohammed noted that because the menace was not tackled with the seriousness it deserved hence it had developed into something else.
He also blamed the menace on lack of communication and high illiteracy particularly in the North and country at large.
“As you know, our major problem in Nigeria, particularly in the North is lack of communication because some of us tend to forget that we have high rate of illiteracy.
“When this thing – banditry, started, it started like a joke, but today, you see where we are,’’ he said.
The governor, however, promised to assist the military with logistics to enable them flush out the criminals and make the state safe for people to go about their lawful businesses.
He commended the army for its commitment to ensure security and peace in the state and country through the deployment of troops for exercises and operations.
Mohammed also lauded the army chief, who was represented by Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the Chief of Training and Operations, for his leadership style, noting that he was always in the field with troops to boost their morale.
Buratai had told the new governor that he was in the state to felicitate with the troops combating bandits on the occasion of the Eid-el-fitr in order to boost their morale.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in commemoration of the 2019 Eid-El-Fitr celebration marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Major General Lamidi Adeosun on Tuesday, June 4 June paid an operational visit to Headquarters 1 Brigade Nigerian Army and front-line troops of Operation Hadari Daji.
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