Governor Lawal Canvasses For Military Support to End Banditry in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, on Friday, canvassed more military support to overcome security challenges confronting the State.

Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Governor of Zamfara State, Sulaiman Bala Idris in a press statement noted that the Governor sought military support and presence during a visit to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

A statement by the Spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, disclosed that the visit is part of Governor Lawal’s efforts at sustaining peace and security in Zamfara State.

“Governor Lawal visited the Defence Headquarters purposely to appreciate the efforts of the military in the fight against banditry in Zamfara State.

“He had a closed-door meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, to discuss key security issues and the way forward.

“It is the resolve of our government to recognize the responsibility of the Federal Government for internal security, which includes a close collaboration and cooperation with the Military.

“The Governor is concerned over the lingering insecurity in some areas of Zamfara State, hence working closely with all relevant stakeholders in the security agencies to restore peace.”

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