Governor Bello Of Zamfara State Led The Police Team To Hunt For Bandits In Their Hideouts
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Sunday, led security agencies in the state on an operation against bandits in their bush camps and hideouts near Wonaka town in Gusau Local Government area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor was accompanied by his deputy, Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau, heads of security agencies in the state on his way to Lilo community in Mada district of Gusau local government area.
Bandits had on Saturday attacked Lilo community which resulted in the killing of eight persons while 18 others were injured. The bandits were chased away at their camps during the governor’s unannounced visit to the area.
They abandoned their hideouts and crossed a nearby river and disappeared from the operatives who were on the governor’s motorcade.
The governor said ,
The entourage also included the Emi of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bello Bala, State Chairman of People Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha and other top government officials in the state.
The District Head of Wonaka, Alhaji Kogo Balarabe, thanked the governor for the visit. Balarabe said,
Chairman of Vigilante Group in the area, Sani Danmudi, appealed to government for more intervention to address the security challenges in the area, saying that many villages in the area had been sacked by the bandits. (NAN)
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