2000 security personnel to be deployed to Zamfara-IG Idris

Timothy Choji, Abuja


In a bid to tame the tide of bandits in Zamfara State, North-west Nigeria and neighboring states, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has revealed a special operation comprising the Army, Police and other security agencies to the area.

Idris who revealed this to Journalists at the State House on Tuesday, said a detachment of over 2000 troops would be deployed to Zamfara in the next two weeks, to restore peace to the area.

“We are deploying over 2000 troops and personnel to Zamfara. We met with the Chief of Defence Staff and the Service Chiefs as well as Heads of Operations of the various services and we resolved to send a team comprising of the military, the Police, Civil Defence Corps there in two weeks time, to ensure that we have maximum protection in Zamfara,” the Inspector General stated.

Also speaking, Senator representing Zamfara Central, Kabiru Marafa thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the measures he is making to secure lives and property in all parts of the country.

He however blamed Zamfara State government for not doing enough to tackle the problem, which he said is being perpetuated by a cartel that is out to make money through criminal activities.