President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate deployment of 6000 troops to Zamfara to help in fighting banditry which has devastated the states for months.
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle made the announcement in a broadcast to residents of the state on Tuesday evening, March 9.
Daily Trust quoted him as saying:
“In the fall out my discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari and the security higher commands in Abuja, it was resolved that 6000 additional troops will be deployed to the state.”
The governor who spoke through his deputy chief of staff, Bashir Maru, on Friday, March 5, said villagers in Ruwan Tofa community resisted and killed some of the bandits, who attacked them on Thursday, March 5.