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Banditry: Tambuwal seeks heavy presence of army in Sokoto



Anxious by the spate of assaults by bandits in Sokoto communities, the State governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has referred to as for large deployment of troops to stem the tide of assaults.

Tambuwal made the decision when the Chief of Military Employees, Lieutenant Common Farouk Yahaya visited the state on Monday, saying that bandits who have been being pounded within the neighbouring Zamfara State have been relocating to Sokoto State.

The governor maintained that extra deployment of the military to the state has develop into essential given the frequency of assaults, revealing that some individuals now lives in worry.

Tambuwal, who assured the navy of presidency’s help stated: “The decision is a results of the continuing navy operations in Zamfara State as criminals have been migrating to Sokoto, rendering the state insecure.”


He additional referred to as for simultaneous operation in all states dealing with the challenges of banditry and different associated safety points within the North West, which he added that Sokoto has develop into bandits focus now.

There have been studies that Goronyo market in Goronyo Native Authorities Council in Sokoto Jap Senatorial district was attacked by bandits on Sunday night leaving scores useless and several other others injured.

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