Security forces patrol Zamfara highways –

Security forces patrol Zamfara highways – The Sun Nigeria

forces patrol highways –

… Initiative yielding positive results, says Gov Lawal

The nation's forces have embarked on patrol of flashpoint highways in , in collaboration with the state .
During the last State Security Council meeting, Governor Dauda Lawal had raised a concern to the heads of the security agencies in the state on activities of bandits on some of the highways.
The Governor identified some of the most vulnerable highways to include the Gusau – Funtua, Magami – Dangulbi – Dan Kurmi – Anka, as well as Magami – Dansadau .
Describing the deployment of mobile security forces to these areas as decisive initiative to check terrorism, the in a statement on Friday said that, “it's one of the strategies employed by government to put an end to banditry.”
The statement signed by the Governor's spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that security personnel on patrol on the volatile highways include the Army, Airforce and the .
The statement said, “at the last Security Council meeting, Governor Dauda Lawal charged the heads of the military and to deploy CSK armoured and Armoured Personnel Carrier () vehicles in order to constantly patrol all the affected major while the state government provides them with the necessary logistics.
“The mobilisation of security personnel on these volatile highways in the last two days has brought peace as travel safely.
“The state government issued a directive to markets considered as hubs for rustled cattle.
“The directive is an important step towards ending this illegal activity and ensuring the safety and security of our communities.
“Furthermore, the government has finished all preparations to commence the recruitment and training of the civilian JTF as approved by the Governor.”

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