- Buhari pass vote of confidence on security agencies.
- Urged the community and traditional leaders to monitor closely the activities of people in their domain.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed confidence on the security and law enforcement agencies, saying they are capable of safeguarding the country, its people and property.
The president stated this when responding to concerns raised by a delegation of Zamfara Advocacy Group during an audience at the State House, Abuja, on Monday.
President Buhari, who stated that the military and the police have been taking drastic measures to check the activities of some local elements threatening the peace of the communities, including preventing farmers from going to their farms, assured them with daily reports he gets from people in the field and traditional rulers, having directed security agencies to deploy their personnel to secure the society, there will be order soon.
While describing as “unfortunate” the failure of local leadership in intelligence- gathering, the President urged the community and traditional leaders to monitor closely the activities of people in their domain with a view to assisting law enforcement agencies to secure the communities.
While commending the new governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawalle, for being proactive in addressing the security challenges, the President urged royal fathers to go back to their cultural roles.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Usman Balarabe,who pointed that the “situation in Zamfara remains dire,” cited increased attacks, deaths, injuries and displacements.
He said the group believed that the President and his administration can put in place solid measures to bring about peace and security and also mitigate the endemic poverty that has made this region one of the poorest in the world.
The delegation called for greater collaboration among stakeholders; securing the borders; and permanently situating a major military presence in the State, among other suggestions.
Members of the Zamfara Advocacy Group included the wife of the governor of Kaduna State, Asia Mohammed Ahmed, and renowned journalist, Kadaria Ahmed.