Gusau - The Zamfara Government has
directed security agencies to investigate the killings of local miners at Gidan
Ardo village of Bindin district in Maru Local Government Area of the state.
No fewer than 40 local miners were allegedly killed by
bandits in the last Monday’s attack in the area.
The state Acting Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, gave the
directive after its emergency security meeting in Gusau on Wednesday.
Wakkala, in statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Yusuf
Idris, urged the security operatives to intensify measures to ensure quick
investigation of the killings and prosecute any culprits involved in the
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He said that, “It is very unfortunate the way some criminals
embark on killing of innocent people despite the effort by both state and
Federal Government to address the security challenges in the state.
“We are ever ready to cooperate with security agencies and
all stakeholders to ensure effective security provision in the state.
“I am, therefore, appealing to people to remain calm and
cooperate with security agencies to restore peace and stability in the area and
to avoid taking law in to their hand.”
He urged the general public to support security operatives
with useful information to ease security and economic challenges in the