By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau.
Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has said that as part of strategies to finally rout bandits out of the state, troops fighting the bandits will now be sited in the remote areas of the state.
Yari disclosed this on Sunday at his residence in Talata Mafara town shortly after a meeting with security heads in the state to proffer solutions to the lingering security challenges in the state.
He said the relocation of the troops fighting the bandits from major towns to remote villages where the bandits are operating will afford the troops to timely respond to distress calls and take swift action.
“Camps will be built for the troops in the rural areas particularly in the areas where the bandits are operating to put a stop to the nefarious crimes against humanity in the state”, he said.
Yari also described the recent banning of mining activities by the federal government as a right decision as the miners from all indications are collaborating with the bandits to cause havoc in the state.
“The decision is a good one because these miners are just exploiting our resources without any commensurate benefit accrueing to the state or federal government”, he said.
Earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Celestine Okoye told journalists that security agencies in the state are set to end the reign of the bandits very soon.
“Our meeting which started on Saturday has ended today Sunday and we are fully ready to wipe out banditry activities in Zamfara state”, he assured.