Traditional rulers in Zamfara have commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts in tackling security issues which had threatened lives and properties in the state in recent times.
The Emir of Anka and Chairman, Zamfara Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, gave the commendation when the President paid homage on the state’s traditional rulers on Sunday.
He noted that the security arrangement designed by the Federal Government to flush out hoodlums had assisted in reducing criminal activities in the state.
“We have no doubt that all the security agencies working in the state are putting in their best in the fight against terrorism as it is evident that many displaced persons have returned to their homes.
“The partnership existing between the state and federal governments in this fight, through the state government’s initiative of recruiting 8,500 youths as civilian JTF, has exposed the terrorists and their hideouts,’’ he said.
The Emir, however, appealed to the President not to relent or be distracted in his desire to take the nation to greater heights in all areas of human endeavours.
In his response, President Buhari thanked the traditional rulers for the warm reception accorded him and promised to sustain the fight against corruption and terrorism in the country.
He also promised to do his utmost best to provide more dividends of democracy to all Nigerians if re-elected on Feb. 16.
Buhari told the royal fathers that he was in the state as part of his campaign tour of the nation to seek voters’ consent to rule the country for the second term.
Earlier, the state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said as a result of the security measures put in place against armed banditry, law and order had been restored to the state.
He said many farmers were now returning to their villages and towns to clear their farmlands in preparation for the next farming season.
The governor gave assurance that the state would continue to play a significant role in ensuring food sufficiency for the populace.