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Zamfara governor unveils plan on curbing banditry, kidnapping

Mr Lawandare promised to support security agencies in the state with the necessary equipment to enhance their operations in combating crime.

• May 29, 2023
Dauda Lawal-Dare
Governor Dauda Lawal-Dare [Photo Credit: Vanguard News]

The newly sworn-in governor of Zamfara, Dauda Lawandare, said on Monday that he would collaborate with the federal government and neighbouring states to redesign the state’s security architecture.

He said at his inaugural speech that the state’s security situation was a source of concern for all and sundry.

He said the new administration would pay greater attention to security by consulting with the federal government and neighbouring Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Kaduna and Niger states.

The governor said the collaboration would enable the state to galvanise ideas for lasting solutions to the lingering problems of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling that had grounded the state’s socioeconomic development.

Mr Lawandare promised to support security agencies in the state with the necessary equipment to enhance their operations in combating crime.

“We must put all hands on deck to tackle insecurity to enhance agriculture and industrial and educational development of the state,’’ he stressed.


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