Killings: Yari votes for state of emergency in Zamfara

Posted by News Express | 28 December 2018 | 1,273 times

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Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, says he supports the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the state.

The governor, while addressing newsmen at a press briefing in the capital, Gusau on Thursday, also stressed that he would do anything within his power to bring an end to the security situation.

He said, “I am also in support of the declaration of state of emergency if it will save the lives of people of the state”.

Speaking further, Yari warned politicians against politicising the security situation in the state.

Zamfara has been one of the hotspots of insurgency in recent time, with several attacks, claiming the lives of many.

The Governor’s comments come in the wake of a fresh attack on two communities which claimed 17 lives.

The suspected bandits attacked Birnin Magaji community in Tsafe Local Government Area and Magami community in Faru District of Maradun Local Government Area of the state on Saturday evening.

President Muhammadu Buhari who according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Monday, condemned the killing, described it as “horrendous acts of violence” and “crimes against humanity”.

He also said the violence must come to an end and to that effect, authorized an assessment trip to Zamfara and Sokoto States by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Baba Sadiq on Christmas and Boxing day.

Beyond that, as a way of providing better security to the area, Shehu noted that the Nigeria Police Force has deployed Special Forces in each of the local government in Zamfara State.

According to him, the Defence Headquarters also deployed a Special Military Intervention Force comprising more than 1,000 personnel to respond to the security challenges in the North Central and North West.

Sourced from a Channels TV report

Source: News Express

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