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Regional News of Thursday, 16 December 2021


Tambuwal wants FG to declare state of emergency on banditry

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has stated that the declaration of a state of emergency on banditry would enable security operatives to access to clear bandits’ enclaves and other hideouts.

Tambuwal made the suggestion on Wednesday in Sokoto when he received a delegation of the Northwest States Governors Forum.

The delegation was led by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on a condolence visit over the killing of 23 travellers in Sokoto State by bandits.

He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the state of emergency so as to give security operatives additional operational laws to ensure maximum success in their operations.

Tambuwal said such a declaration would allow operatives to work without concerns about rights violations as the bandits were enemies of humanity.

He added that the Federal Government should initiate processes for recruiting locals in the areas affected by banditry to complement the efforts of mainstream security personnel to tackle the menace.