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The Nigeria Army says it will continue to employ its kinetic approach in its fight against banditry in Zamfara State while encouraging the state to strengthen its non-kinetic approach as a political means of restoring peace.

 The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai stated this during a courtesy visit to Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle at the Government House in Gusau the state capital  on Monday.

He appreciated the effort of the government in supporting the military action in the fight against banditry noting that the Nigerian army will remain focus in dealing decisively with the bandits in the North West and North Central part of the country. 

He said there is need for the army to achieve maximum success in its fight against banditry so that those causing unrest will be made to understand how serious the government is in trying to secure the lives and properties of the people. 

He used the opportunity to seek for the continued support of the people especially in the area intelligence and Information sharing so as to help the Nigerian army plan its operations deligently and successfully. 
Buratai used the opportunity to declared that the Nigerian army has flagged off “The Exercise Sahel Sanity” which is aimed at carrying out its operations across the North West and parts of North Central which include Kaduna and Niger states. 

“This is to rid this part of the country of the marauding bandits and other criminal elements and this I assure you God’s willing, we’ll achieve that within a very short time’’ Buratai added.

In his response, Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle said his peace accord since inception has yielded positive result hence it has led to the released of 1,000 abductees who have been in captivity before he assumes office
He explained further that, his administration had facilitated disarmament of a number of repentant bandits, adding that more have been surrendering on a regular basis. 

The Governor noted further that, the vast nature of the state required more deployment of security personnel to the state, adding that the government was ready to support the security agencies with logistics

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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