Federal Government approves 2,000 Special Security Personnel for Zamfara state

The Federal Government has approved 2,000 special security personnel to be deployed to Zamfara to tackle increasing cases of insecurity in the state. Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris disclosed this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents at the end of the Security Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him, the 2000 security personnel will comprise military, civil defence and the police, adding that the joint operation will commence in two weeks. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, had earlier in a statement circulated to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, said he updated the Council on the alarming and incessant killings and kidnappings by bandits and criminal activities across the North-West.