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Zamfara Government Empowers 4,200 Community Protection Guards to End Banditry in the State

Nigerian officials assured Nigerians that banditry and other forms of insecurity would be eradicated

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Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga is a graduate of Mass Communication and aspiring investigative journalist.

NIGERIA. Zamfara State: The state administration of Zamfara has requested the services of 4,200 local security professionals known as Community Protection Guards (CPG) to assist security officers in tackling instability and other crimes in the state.

This was revealed during a joint news conference by Ibrahim Dosara, the state Commissioner of Information, and former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe, the state Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs.

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The Commissioners also noted that the activities of bandits and order crimes will be drastically reduced as a result of the support and importance given to insecurity in the state by recruiting 4,200 CPGs.

“The CPGs will serve as a supporting pillar for the state security operatives in tackling insecurity and bring an end to the banditry activities and also restore its lost glory of being one among the most peaceful states in Nigeria,” Dorasa and Tsafe noted.

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“However, the CPG comprises ex-servicemen, volunteers, able and willing individuals in the state. Categorically, I want to tell the general public that the 4,200 recruited locals have already commenced training without any delay,” Dorasa and Tsafe jointly said.

As a result, Dorasa and Tsafe blamed the state’s and Nigeria’s insecurity and banditry on “conflict entrepreneurs” who like wreaking havoc and killing innocent people for unselfish reasons.

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“Unknown to many Nigerians, bandits apart, there are some unpatriotic, conflict entrepreneurs politicians hell-bent on sabotaging the peace process out of their selfish desire either to gain power or to deter the successes of the governor for Zamfara State and its citizenry”.

Dorasa and Tsafe both assured Nigerians that banditry and other forms of insecurity would be eradicated, and prayed to God for peace to come to Zamfara State and Nigeria as a whole. However, while a crime-free society cannot be achieved in a single day, it may be achieved with ease with the cooperation and support of residents.

“Gradually peace is returning to the state and the people of the state are super excited about how to return to their home in no distant time,” Dorasa and Tsafe said.

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