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  • News - North West - Zamfara
  • Updated: May 12, 2024

Zamfara security trust fund seeks community support against banditry

Zamfara security trust fund seeks community support against

The Zamfara Security Trust Fund has pledged to engage communities in its endeavours to mobilize resources, aiming to improve the efforts against banditry and other criminal activities plaguing the state.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Fund, former Inspector General of Police, IGP, Muhammad Abubakar during an assessment visit on security challenges to the emirs of Tsafe and Maru at their domains.

The Chairman of the Fund, IGP Abubakar, stated that the organization had been entrusted by the Zamfara State Government, led by Governor Dauda Lawal, to procure funds for enhancing security management in the state.

He said, “We need to reach out to communities for collaboration and synergy, being that the organization was established for the first time in the state, there is the need to sensitize people on its duties and responsibility.”

He also said that the trust fund's additional responsibilities encompassed conducting critical assessments of security challenges, gathering and sharing intelligence, and procuring security gadgets and logistical materials.

According to him, the advocacy visit was a demonstration of committee members' commitment to carry out the task conferred on them.

"Let me use this opportunity to condole with the emirs and families of the deceased ones and pray to Allah to grant their souls eternal rest."

In their remarks, the Emirs of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Gado-Maigari, and Tsafe, Muhammad Bawa, conveyed their profound satisfaction with the visit and committed to providing all necessary and credible support for the restoration of peace in the state.

“We already engaged ourselves in incessant but special prayers across various mosques within the emirates and have already started yielding fruitful outcomes.

“With the composition of your committee, we believed that the desired objective would be achieved, we therefore, urge you to ensure justice in all your dealings, ” they said.

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