ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
The insecurity in North West of Nigeria is becoming high than the pandemic. According to the meeting between the president and The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, said the meeting with stakeholders would review the security situation in the area and adopt strategies to tackle the situation.
‘Mr Adamu said the meeting was part of the federal government’s efforts in tackling insecurity not only in Zamfara but the North West zone in general.
“We are sent to Gusau today by President Muhammad Buhari as part of his concern on security challenges in Zamfara and North West in general.
“Mr President gave us a matching order to stop the current insecurity in this region.
“He directed us to come and talk to the stakeholders and identify the remaining challenges that have not been taken care of,” the IGP said.
“We need to strategise our efforts in addressing banditry, kidnapping and other forms of crimes in this zone.
“We hope during the close door meeting with stakeholders, we will be able to discuss the remaining challenges.
“During the close door, we are going to discuss several issues concerning security issues in the state and North West in general with a view to have a general solution”, he added.
In his remark, the emir thanked the security chiefs for the visit and pledged that the traditional institution would
“continue to pray and advise you in the efforts at tackling insecurity.
“We appreciate the efforts of security agencies, we want to advise that there is a need to strategise and adopt new measures in addressing the situation.
“We want efforts to be focused on tackling bandits’ informants existing within the communities.
“We have information that in this state some people are giving out on rent and selling houses to bandits.
“We are calling on the government to promulgate a law to ensure arrest and prosecution of those providing weapons to bandits,” Mr Bello said.