Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazez Yari, has urged the federal government to send more troops to the state to ensure the security of lives and property, saying 160 people had been killed and another 10 abducted by gunmen in the last three months.
Yari made the appeal when he addressed members of the House Assembly in Gusau, on the security situation of the state.
He said the hoodlums, who continued to terrorise villages in parts of the state, stole no fewer than 6,000 cows and 4,000 sheep within the period.
The governor said the situation had caused disaffection between residents of the affected villages and the state government which has already committed a lot of its scarce resources on security issues.
The Speaker of the House, Sanusi Rikijin, assured the governor of the assembly’s support,
“We will consult with other state houses of assembly and the National Assembly to ensure justice, equity and fair play in the country,” Rikijin said.