Yari meets Buhari over Zamfara killings, banditry

Zamafara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa over the recent occurrences of killings and banditry in the state.

Yari while speaking with journalists after the meeting said he had the opportunity to brief the President on the situation of security in the country.

He also said he would at the troubled areas to boost the morale of security agencies.

He said, “As you are aware, some villages in Zamfara State have been under attacks by bandits and the President has carried out his constitutional responsibility by sending security men to the state.

“So I am here to brief him on the security situation in the state. The operation is ongoing and is going on successfully. I am rushing back there to visit the troops in order to boast their morale.

“I will be with them throughout the week. In this kind of situation, you have to be with the people in order to show them that you are concerned as a leader.

“I believe the security agencies are doing their best and we will continue as government to give them the support needed to make the operation successful.

“We are hoping that the military will remain there for longer time and we are ready to take care of their logistics.

“The problem we have is that the state is surrounded by forests. The military men there are currently in about six camps. We hope they will stay there for a while.”

Yari had earlier revealed that 150 people had been killed and 50 kidnapped by bandits in the state.

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