Zamfara State Governor and Chairman Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdul’aziz Yari Abubakar has on Monday commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government for the newly established Exercise “Harbin Kunama III” in the state.
The Governor made this known in a press release signed by the acting Director General press affairs, government house Gusau, Malam Kabir Bashir Ahmad describing the development as timely considering the intense spate of killings and kidnappings going on in some parts of the state.
He commends the Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai for establishing the exercise at Headquarters 1 Brigade Barracks Gusau, saying that the move will in no measure accelerate the fight against the bandits that have been terrorising the people of the state.
He says the exercise which according to the Chief of Army Staff is planned to mitigate the current threats to security in Zamfara and its neighbouring States will enjoy his administration’s support especially the traditional institutions.
Hon. Yari then urges 8,500 Civilian JTF recruited by the state government to continue to work closely and within the ambit of the law with the Nigerian Army and other security operatives in all nooks and crannies of the state.
Governor Yari reassures Zamfara State Government’s commitments to providing adequate guidance, intelligence and logistics for the effective and efficient operation in the state.
He therefore calls on people of the state to assist the security agencies with relevant information that will serve as pivotal machineries in flushing out the bandits and other criminals that have crippled the socio-economic activities of the people of the state.