Banditry: Gov Matawalle sets up committee on general security


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has approved the setting up of a 15 member special ad-hoc committee for Monitoring, consultation and reinforcement on General Security in the state.

The constitution of the committee followed resolutions reached after a one day security meeting summoned by the Governor with traditional rulers, the state council of Ulama, Heads of security Agencies in the state, and some senior Government officials at the Government House, Gusau yesterday.

In a statement, the Press Secretary to the Governor, Alhaji Jamilu Ilyasu Birnin Magaji said the committee was expected to work tirelessly to checkmate the resurgence of  armed banditry, kidnappings and other henious crimes in all parts of the state.

The committee, according to Ilyasu has the Emir of Zamfara and chairman Zamfara state council of chiefs Alhaji Attahiru Muhammed Ahmed CON as chairman, while the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara state, CP Usman Nagogo is to serve as the Co-chairman of the committee.

Other members of the committee include HRH the Emir of Gummi Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi, Emir of  Maru Alhaji Abubakar Gado Maigari, Emir of Zurmi Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Muhammad, Rtd Deputy Inspector General of Police DIG Mamman Tsafe, and the State Director of Security.

Other members of the committee are State Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs Alhaji Abubakar Muhammed Dauran, representative of General officer Commanding Eight Division GOC, Sheikh Ahmed Umar Kanoma, Executive Chairman Zamfara state Preaching Commission Dr. Muhammed Harun State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Nura Ibrahim Zarumi.

Others are DSP Jafar Muhammed,(Legal), and Alhaji Sarkin Fawa Malami, while Abubakar Ahmed of the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) will serve as the Secretary of the committee.

The committee is saddled with the responsibility of addressing problems of Security in the state, ensure early response to distress calls, trace instigators and those who aid and abet insecurity in all parts of Zamfara state.

The committee is also to involve all critical stakeholders including Traditional rulers, Islamic scholars, and security agents among others and ensure effective consultation on all matters of Security in the state.

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