The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has expressed confidence that the activities of bandits will soon end as negotiation between government and bandits to address the issue is ongoing.
Governor Tambuwal stated this while receiving the Acting General Officer Commanding 8th Division in Sokoto Brigadier-General, Aminu Bande, who paid him a courtesy visit at government house in Sokoto State.
He stated that God willing the Acts of banditry being perpetrated in the state would soon be a thing of the past.
Governor Tambuwal therefore assured the army of continuous support and cooperation of the Government and people of the state to the Nigerian Army for the effective discharge of their constitutional duties.
He congratulated the new Acting GOC on his well deserved appointment and expressed optimism that his vast experience would bear in finding lasting solution to the current security challenges confronting the zone
Governor Tambuwal further emphasised his confidence that the GOC would replicate his Buni yadi act of gallantry in the Division.
Earlier the Acting GOC of the 8th Division, Sokoto Brigadier-General Aminu Bande declared the division’s resolve to confront the Acts of kidnapping, cattle rustling and banditry in the zone head on.
General Bande said he was at the government house to solicit for more support from the governor and people of the State for proper coordination in fight against all forms of criminality.
He thanked the state government for its support to the Nigerian Army which consequently led to the establishment of the 8th division.
The Acting GOC therefore urged the state government to continue to pursue the Katsina State peace initiative to ensure peaceful coexistence in the region.