Nigeria/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/115 views /nigeria Banditry: Gov. Mohammed calls for more troops on Gusau-Sokoto highwayshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai Gov. Bello Mohammed of Zamfara has appealed to the Nigerian Army to deploy more troops on the Gusau-Sokoto road to check activities of bandits for socio-economic activities to thrive on the route. The governor made the appeal on Tuesday when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who was in the state on the occasion of Eid-el-fitr to felicitate with troops combating the bandits. Mohammed noted that because the menace was not tackled with the seriousness it deserved hence it had developed into something else. Loading… He also blamed the menace on lack of communication and high illiteracy particularly in the North and country at large. “As you know, our major problem in Nigeria, particularly in the North is lack of communication because some of us tend to forget that we have high rate of illiteracy. “When this thing – banditry, started, it started like a joke, but today, you see where we are,” he said. ALSO READ Experts differ on National Assembly’s increase of 2019 budget by N90b | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsThe governor, however, promised to assist the military with logistics to enable them flush out the criminals and make the state safe for people to go about their lawful businesses. He commended the army for its commitment to ensure security and peace in the state and country through the deployment of troops for exercises and operations. Mohammed also lauded the army chief, who was represented by Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the Chief of Training and Operations, for his leadership style, noting that he was always in the field with troops to boost their morale. Buratai had told the new governor that he was in the state to felicitate with the troops combating bandits on the occasion of the Eid-el-fitr in order to boost their morale. Since assumption of office in 2015, Buratai visits and celebrate with troops during religious festivals and major events such as independent anniversary. ALSO READ Ireti Doyle Shares Her Experience With Female Uber DriverHe commended the governor for the interest he had demonstrated toward ending the menace of bandit after he was sworn into office and called for credible information to enable the military succeed. Buratai had observed the Eid prayers with troops at the Headquarters of 1 Brigade in Gusau and later paid a visit to Special Forces, fighting the bandits at Kaura Namoda. He charged them to be courageous and professional, and take on the bandits head long. According to him, you should not run away from them, rather they – bandits should be ones running away from you. In a message to troops on Monday, he changed troops deployed for operations nationwide not to rest on their oars yet in spite of successes so far recorded in addressing the various security challenges confronting the country. Buratai said this was because existing and emerging security threats remain potent, adding that they should continue to be ahead of those threats. ALSO READ Rangers crash out of CAF Confederation Cup | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News“We must redouble our efforts to completely eliminate all acts of insurgency, kidnapping, banditry, secessionism and other forms of security threats from every inch of our beloved country.” He lauded them for their doggedness and resilience in confronting the challenges. Buratai was, however, excited and noted that: “Worthy of commendation is the professional conduct of troops in the dislodgement of Islamic State West Africa Province elements from Nigeria’s territory to the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin. “The successes also recorded by troops deployed in the ongoing Operation Harbin Kunama III and all other internal security operations are commendable. “So far, you have demonstrated professionalism, courage and determination in this endeavour which has provided the enabling environment for socio-economic and political activities to thrive.” Share this: Related Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous article‘In his next world, he’ll not make advances to married women’ – Angry husband tells Police after killing neighbour – Daily Post Nigerianext articleComrades to reduce carbon footprint by turning IV bags into school shoesRelated PostsNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Court frees Nigerian blogger accused of publishing defamatory claims against Akpabio – Premium Times NigeriaNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Injected to blindness: Harrowing tale of 10 Eye Centre patientsPlease let’s rest for a while, PDP, Ashiru beg Tribunal in KadunaOur scorecard, by NIPP – The Nation NewspaperMAPOLY students at the mercy of thieves – The Nation NewspaperOsinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Ovia make case for smart technology adoption – The Nation NewspaperDMO to raise balance of 2019 borrowing from Eurobond – The Nation NewspaperARCON advises OAU on architecture – The Nation NewspaperGlo urges female students on ICT careers – The Nation NewspaperInsurers need $725m to meet recap order – The Nation Newspaper Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! 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