As part of measures to arrest insecurity in Zamfara State, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has approved the immediate deployment of two additional Mobile Police Squadrons in the state as requested by Governor Bello Mutawalle Maradun.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the Director of Media to Governor Mutawalle, Alhaji Yusuf Idris in Gusau over the weekend.
According to Idris, part of the two squadrons would be stationed at Faru -Jibia- Katsina road, which has virtually been taken over by armed bandits, while others would be stationed at other bandits flashpoints as identified by security agencies in the state.
Alhaji Yusuf said the deployment of the additional mobile police to the state was as a result of Governor Matawalle’s visit to President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu at the force headquarters, Abuja.
“Governor Matawalle was at Force Headquarters on the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari, where he met the IGP and discussed intensively on the recurrent security challenges facing Zamfara State.
“The Governor, therefore, commended the commitment of the police and other security agencies in the way and manner they responded to his requests.
Idris further stated, “The governor is confident that very soon, banditry activities will come to an end so that the people in the state can go about their legitimate businesses or sleep with both eyes closed without any hindrance or molestation.
“The Governor also appealed to the people in the state to continue to pray for the success of the efforts being put in place as well as give relevant information to security operatives that will lead to the dislodgement of the bandits wherever they are.”