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President Buhari dispatches security chiefs to insecurity ravaged North West Nigeria

Conflict and banditry has left Nigeria’s North West states with serious security challenges and commuters living in constant fear.

To tackle this, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent top security chiefs to meet with stakeholders in Zamfara on the lingering security challenges in the region.

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu who was also on the mission disclosed this when the security chiefs paid a courtesy visit on the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello at his palace in Gusau on Thursday.

Adamu said that the meeting was part of Federal Government’s efforts in tackling insecurity not only in Zamfara but the North West zone in general.

The Police boss explained that the meeting with stakeholders would review the security situation in the area and adopt strategies to tackle the situation.

“We are sent to Gusau today by President Muhammad Buhari as part of his concern on security challenges in Zamfara and North West in general.

“Mr President gave us matching order to stop the current insecurity in this region.

“He directed us to come and talk to the stakeholders and identify the remaining challenges that have not been taken care off,” the IGP said.

“We need to strategize our efforts in addressing banditry, kidnapping and other forms of crimes in this zone.

“We hope during the close door meeting with stakeholders, we will be able to discuss the remaining challenges.

“During the close door, we are going to discuss several issues concerning security issues in the state and North West in general with a view to have general solution”, he added.

The Emir thanked the security chiefs for the visit, and pledged that the traditional institution would continue to complement their efforts in tackling insecurity.

Appreciating the efforts of security agencies, the Emir advised them on the need to strategise and adopt new measures in addressing the situation.

“We want efforts to be focused on tackling bandits’ informants existing within the communities.

“We have information that in this state some people are giving out on rent and selling houses to bandits.

“We are calling on government to promulgate a law to ensure arrest and prosecution of those providing weapons to bandits,” Bello said.

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