Zamfara state governor Abdulaziz Yari, has lamented that the bandits operating in Northern region of Nigeria are better equipped than the military.
Yari made this lamentation after a closed door meeting at the peresidential villa, Abuja.
He stated that the military had a meeting with the miscreants, where they discovered that they had over 500 AK 47 riffles.
He also stated that the meeting was to dialogue with the bandits for them to lay down their arms, but regretted that no meaningful achievement was recorded.
Yari, who is also the chiarman of the governor’s forum, said the government team including the security agents took pictures with the bandits inside their armory, adding that the only solution to flush the bandits out was the provision of adequate equipment to the military and a show of force.
He therefore appreciated the suggestion by his Katsina State counterpart, Aminu Bello Masari for collaborations between Katsina, Zamfara, and part of Niger Republic to curb the issue of banditry in the North West.
The bandits are taking advantage of the fact that we are living like an Island because we are surrounded by forests from Sokoto we have Basuguma around, in Kaduna, Birnin Gwari, Niger, we have Kuyambana Dansado forest there, in Katsina, we have Rugu and at South East of Zamfara where we have Maradi, we have forest there, Yari said.
“So as the governor of Katsina said, we have to collaborate. I know our security chiefs meet quarterly to review their performance, the gain and the loss, the same thing goes for our brothers in Maladi.
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