By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has secured the approval of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu for the deployment of additional 780 police men to the state to help in clearing the state of bandits.
A statement by the Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication, Alhaji Yusuf Idris Gusau said the approval for the new development followed the governor’s visit to the IGP’s office on Friday.
He said the 780 police personnel who are expected to arrive the state very soon will include Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorists Unit (CTU), Special Forces (SF) and other squads who will join other existing security agents in quest to clear unrepentant bandits from the state.
Gusau said the new police deployment will be an addition yo the recent deployment of two Mobile Police Squadrons posted to the state by the IGP about two months ago to tackle activities of the insurgents in Maradun and Shinkafi local government areas and the state in general.
The media aide added that the governor’s stick and carrot policy of eradicating banditry via dialogue is still in place for all bandits wishing to lay down their arms,embrace peace and reintegrate into the society to live peacefully and pursue legitimate business that could even attract State and government support.