Yari reacts to Buhari’s deployment of troops



Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for deploying troops to Zamfara state to tackle the insecurity bedeviling rural communities in the state.
In a statement signed by Yari’s spokesman, Ibrahim Dosara, quoted the governor as saying that the action has brought big relief to his government and would go a long way in relieving people of the state from the psychological trauma caused by bandits The Nigeria Governors’ Forum chairman said the decision by the federal government to deploy 1000-strong military force would also ensure an end to incessant attacks, killings of innocent people in the rural farming communities and boost economic activities.
“With the deployment of 1000-strong Military Force combining the Army, Air Force, Police and the Civil Defense, government of Zamfara State now has absolute confidence in dealing with the banditry facing the state.
“We have now been encouraged in our tireless efforts to collaborate with the federal government to end the menace which has displaced 18 thousands persons from over 18 villages in the past few days in Zurmi local government area and other parts of the state.
“The compliance with the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Nigerian Air Force of the deployment of Fighter Aircraft to launch fierce attacks on the bandits is another visible pointer that we are not left with our own fate”, Governor Yari said.
He applauded the gesture and described the Presidential Authorisation of Advanced Satellite Surveillance Technology to ensure accurate detection of movement and locations of the criminals as worthy of appreciation, adding that it would help significantly in the operation.

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