Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara state has said the government would deploy more security personnel to areas prone to attacks by bandits across the state.
The governor, represented by his Deputy, Malam Mani Mumini, gave the assurance when he visited the Emir of Tsafe, Alhaji Muhammadu Bawa.
The Governor’s Director General, Media and Communication, Malam Nuhu Anka, disclosed this in Gusau on Thursday.
The visit was to commiserate with the people of the emirate over the recent bandits’ attack which left many people dead.
Lawal said the attack was barbaric and uncalled for, assuring that the government was fully committed turn the tide against bandits and other criminals.
“The ugly act came at a time when people of the state are yearning for peace to prevail.
“The state government is highly disturbed over the incident and will leave no stone unturned in the fight against insecurity in the state.
“I call on the emirate and people of the area to continue praying for peace in the area and the state at large”, the governor said.
He said that the deployment of more security personnel was to secure the areas and protect lives and property.
The governor presented N1 million to assist victims of the attack and directed the Emir to submit a comprehensive list of the families affected for further assistance.
Responding, the Emir of Tsafe thanked the governor for the visit, and prayed for divine intervention for an end to the lingering security challenges in the state.