The President, retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, has sent 6,000 troops to Zamfara State to assists the present security forces in the state.
The governor of the state, Bello Matawalle had disclosed the information and revealed that large numbers of moving motorcycles have been banned in the state.
Matawalle shared on Twitter warning that any politician that motivates turmoil and endangers the security of the state will be arrested and dealt with.
He tweeted, “@MBuhari has approved the deployment of 6,000 troops to complement efforts of the current security forces in the state.
As a further push to bring to an end the activities of armed bandits, Conveyance of more than two persons on a motorcycle is hereby banned with immediate effect
Movement of motorcycles in large numbers is banned, spreading fake news by social media users will not be tolerated, anyone found in this act will be dealt with decisively. Traditional rulers and sole administrators of LG council are to always remain in their respective domains.
Any politician that incites violence and endangers the security of the state will be apprehended and dealt with. Security agents are directed to arrest and arraign violators for prosecution.”
Recently, there was an issue in Zamfara were about 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by bandits who stormed their school on motorcycles and dashed them away into the forest. The girls have since been released.