From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State yesterday (Tuesday) solicited for more military presence and intervention with a view to immediately commence an aggressive operations towards tackling the lingering insecurity in the state.
Governor Lawal made the call while he received the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja at the Government House, Gusau.
A statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said that the Chief of Army Staff was on an official tour in the Northwest zone to examine ways to bring the lasting peace across the zone.
According to the statement, the COAS had a very lengthy discussion with the Governor on how to improve synergy and foster ways to specifically combat to end the menace of banditry in the State.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, was on an official tour to the Northwest. While in Zamfara State, he had a closed-door meeting with Governor Lawal where key important security issues were discussed.
“The Governor and the Chief of Army Staff brainstormed strategies that would enhance military operations to restore absolute peace in the State.
“The visit by the Army Chief has indicated a sign of commitment to address the lingering insecurity. It would also boost the morale of the soldiers at the war front.
“Lieutenant General Lagbaja also assured the Governor that in a few weeks, there would be an aggressive military operations in Zamfara State”, the statement has explained.