Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has condemned the recent bandits attacks in some parts of the state, describing them as callous, mischievous and inhuman.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser, Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara said the governor feels saddened by the attacks in some communities in Zurmi, Maradun and Bungudu local government areas and other parts of the state.
Yari added that the attacks on innocent people in Kalage, Birane and Kwaddi villages of Zurmi local government area as well as Karakai and Gamagiwa towns in Bungudu and Maradun local government areas was not only ungodly and devastating but reflect the insanity level of the bandits.
“Attacks on innocent people who were undergoing their lawful businesses, particularly farming activities is devastating and have crippled the economic growth of the state”, he said.
Yari said assured that the current successes being recorded by his administration in the fight against the bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers and other criminals in the state will not be derailed.
He reiterated his government commitments to further re- strategize and join more hands with security operatives in the state with a view to achieving determined goals in the fight against the criminals.
Yari commended President Muhammadu Buhari for sending more troops to the state in dealing squarely with the bandits and urged security agencies working in the state to be more proactive in bringing the activities of the hoodlums to an end.
“If the security agencies intensified efforts in their constitutional responsibilities of protecting lives and property of the citizenry, the insecurity being faced all over the country would be over”, he said.
The governor called on the people of the state to continue to be law abiding and assist security agents with relevant information in dealing with the bandits.