President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered bandits in Zamfara forests to surrender within two months or he moves against them.
This was revealed in a state-wide address by the state governor, Bello Matawalle on Tuesday, adding that the President has also ordered the deployment of additional 6,000 troops to the state to crush the bandits if they fail to surrender.
“In my discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari and the security higher commands in Abuja, it was resolved that 6,000 additional troops will be deployed to complement the effort of other security forces in tackling the security challenges in the state. The troops will soon arrive in the state for their operations and we are grateful to the federal government.
“The president has agreed to a time frame within which the recalcitrant bandits should surrender their weapons and key into our peace initiative…The peace deal initiated by my administration has recorded successes including the disarmament, securing the release of hundreds of kidnapped persons, reopening of markets and the resumption of other economic activities across the state”, Matawalle said.