Troops withdrawal: Police alone cannot address insecurity problem, Zamfara govt says

Zamfara State government has cautioned the Federal government to reconsider its plan to withdraw troops in some states hit by insurgency.

Speaking to our reporter in Gusau on Monday, the Commissioner in charge of Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, said the withdrawal of the troops would seriously affect the already existing security structure put in place by some states.

Dauran said, “We in Zamfara have already gone far towards the restoration of peace. So if the troops who are helping us in the fight against insurgency are withdrawn, there is every likelihood that the bandits will come back with their heinous crimes.

“We still need the presence of the military to fight insurgency.

“The police alone cannot squarely address the insecurity problem in the country.”

He, therefore, urged the Federal Government to have a rethink on the withdrawal of the military from the areas that are currently facing insecurity problems.

The commissioner said the insecurity situation in the country needed collective efforts of not only the security personnel but the entire people of the country including the military, adding that, “it would not be a good idea to withdraw the military from fighting the insurgents”.

Dauran maintained that, although Zamfara state was heading towards achieving a lasting solution in the fight against banditry, there was still a need for military presence in the state.

About Editor

Check Also

Reps Ask NERC, DISCOs To Reverse Band A Tariff Hike

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the …

Leave a Reply