The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, Saturday, flagged -off training of the newly recruited Community Protection Guards (CPG).
He said Zamfara state under his watch is now moving towards implementing new security measures.
The governor said his administration came up with additional measures for combating insurgency in the state, among which is the recruitment of CPG in each of the 19 Emirate Councils of the state.
He said the decision to establish CPG was informed by his administration’s desire to work out all possible options to deal with the increasing act of banditry causing loss of lives, untold hardships and rupturing inter communal peace in some parts of the state.
Governor Bello further informed them of the task ahead of them, and urged them to concentrate fully on their training.
“As community protection guards, yours is a patriotic call. Your names would stand out in history as people with remarkable patriotism, selflessness and love for peace. Only people with courage and bravery will offer to serve as guards of their communities, bravely standing up to face the brutal infamy of the bandits,” Governor Matawalle stated.
The governor also called on them to work within the parameters of the rules of engagement which will be clearly spelt out during the training.
He pointed out that as the newly recruited CPG, they are agents for the restoration of normalcy, building peace and re-enactment of the golden era of harmonious inter communal relationship in the northern part of the country.