Insecurity: Zamfara Governor Holds Strategic Meeting With Security Council

Insecurity: Zamfara Governor Holds Strategic Meeting With Security Council

  • Zamfara state governor Dauda Lawal has alleged the bandits' influx from neighbouring states
  • At the state security council meeting on Thursday, November 9, he tasked security agencies to intensify their efforts against banditry
  • The governor also revealed that a new community guard will take off operations soon to help security agencies combat banditry journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil society, courts, and metro

Gusau, Zamfara - Governor Dauda Lawal called for enhanced collaboration and cohesive efforts among security agencies in Zamfara state.

He stated this during the Thursday, November 9, Zamfara State Security Council meeting at the Government House in Gusau.

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Governor Lawal said training for the selected community guards will kick off this week. Photo Credit: Sulaiman Bala Idris
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As highlighted by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, the governor addressed critical security concerns.

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He emphasised the importance of joint efforts and information sharing among security forces to combat banditry effectively.

According to the statement made available to, the governor informed members of the security council that the selection process for the community protection guards' steering committee had been concluded in all 14 local governments.

It was gathered that training for the selected guards is scheduled to commence towards the end of this week.

Gov Lawal's message to security agencies

The Governor has called upon the leaders of security forces in Zamfara to intensify patrols in response to information about increased bandit activities from nearby states.

He underscored that safeguarding lives and properties remains the foremost priority of his administration and expressed his continual readiness to provide security agencies with the necessary logistics and moral support to fulfil this objective.

He has urged the heads of security agencies to unite efforts and devise a more strategic and proactive approach to address the prevailing security issues.

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Huge relief as troops rescue 6 kidnapped federal varsity students in Zamfara

In another report, six out of the many students kidnapped from the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, have regained their freedom.

The troops of Operation Hadarin Daji rescued them under the command of the General Officer Commanding the 8 Division Nigerian Army.

Meanwhile, operational motorcycles, one AK47 riffle, and other items belonging to the gunmen were also recovered.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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