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By Kingsley Omonobi
Zamfara State government has sought the support of the Nigerian Army to tackle the security challenges facing the state.
The Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, at the Army Headquarters.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State Governor Yari lamented that activities of bandits in the state were beyond cattle rustling as the criminals were said to be using sophisticated weapons, threatening four Local Government Areas of the state.
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He requested for deployment of more troops in the state to curb incessant cattle rustling and other criminalities which had taken a new dangerous dimension in recent times, adding that the state government had earlier written to the Federal Government on the situation.
Responding, the COAS thanked the Governor and members of his entourage for the visit and assured him that the Army would do everything possible to ensure that cattle rustling and other forms of criminalities in the state were already being given necessary attention.