- President Buhari had a closed-door meeting with Governor Matawalle on Friday, October 23
- The meeting which was held at the State House was about the recent bandits attack in the state
- Bandits killed at least 20 residents in a recent attack in Talata Mafara local government area of the state
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 23, met with the governor of Zamfara state, Dr Bello Matawalle, at the State House.
According to President Buhari's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, the meeting was connected with the recent bandits attacks in the northern state.
The latest attack in the state happened on Tuesday, October 20, in Tungar Kwana village in Talata Mafara local government area.
The bandits killed at least 20 people in the village.
Residents of the village said the gunmen arrived the community on motorbikes after blocking the entry and exit points before carrying out the attack.
A resident who spoke under the condition of anonymity said:
“It was a well planned and coordinated attack; they also stole many livestock and escaped to the forest."
Meanwhile, amid the nationwide protests against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the governor of Zamfara has said that the defunct unit was vital to the maintenance of peace in the state.
While speaking after arrival from a meeting of northern governors in Kaduna, Matawalle urged the federal government to deploy the scrapped operatives to Zamfara.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the commitment and professional contributions and supports of the FSARS of the Nigeria police have helped built the state.
The governor said the unit has helped a lot in bringing down the level of banditry and hooliganism in communities in the state and described the sudden scrapping of the unit as amounting to throwing away the baby along with the dirty water.
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