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Insecurity: IGP to deploy 780 special forces to Zamfara

As part of efforts to ensure adequate security of lives and property of the residents of Zamfara state, Governor Bello Mohammed has again secured the redeployment of 780 various categories of policemen from the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu.

The new development according to a statement by the DG media and enlightenment, Yusuf Idris followed the governor’s visit to the IGP’s office in Abuja on Friday, the 4th June 2020.

According to the statement, the new set of personnel who are expected to arrive the state as soon as possible will include Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorists Unit, Special Forces and various other squads that will join other existing security agents in the final march to clear remnants of unrepentant bandits from the state.

It also noted that this drive is also coming on the heels of the ongoing special army operations currently taking place in the state and being personally led by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai alongside other top-ranking officers of the Nigerian Army.

The statement maintained that this most recent police deployment does not, however, affect the deployment of two Mobile Police Squadrons posted to the state by the IGP about two months ago to frustrate the activities of the insurgents in Maradun and Shinkafi axis and general area of the state.

It further said that Governor Matawalle also lauded the unflinching support his administration is receiving from President Muhammadu Buhari in the ongoing fight against banditry activities in the state at all the times.

The governor was at the Presidential Villa Abuja early last week to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the resurgence of the bandits in some parts of the State and requested for the redeployment of additional security personnel to the State in order to curb the renewed attacks.

Mujtaba Bello

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