FG delegation visits to sympathise with state govt

Bello Matawalle

A Federal Government delegation, on Wednesday, arrived in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, to sympathise with the government and people of the state over the recent attacks by bandits.

The delegation was led by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.); the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Ministry, Sadiya Umar Farouq, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Other members of the team included the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

It was earlier reported by The PUNCH that bandits raided some villages in Bukkuyum and Anka local government areas of Zamfara, killing over 58 people

Meanwhile, the governors of the All Progressive Congress had visited the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, a few hours ago, over the recent killings in the state.

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The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, and the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari were also in the state to commiserate with the government and people of the state.

Governor Bugudu urged for cooperation between the state and the Federal Government, in order to combat the threat to the nation.

He said that although a lot has been done by the government to address the security challenges in the country, there is a need to galvanise resources, mobilise the community, and receive support in order to put an end to terrorism in the country.

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