Zamfara: Army, Police synergise on anti-banditry fight — GOC




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Nigerian Army and the Police in Zamfara have begun collaborating in the fight against banditry and restoring security in the state, the GOC, 8 Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Uwem Bassey has said.
Bassey, also Force Commander, Operation Hadarin Daji, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Zamfara Commissioner of Police, Mr Ayuba Elkana, according to a statement issued in Gusau, on Saturday, by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu.
Shehu said GOC, who was accompanied by the Brigade Commander, 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Gusau, and other Principal Officers of the Division, were warmly received by the Commissioner of police and members of management team.
“During visit, the Commissioner of Police and the GOC discussed extensively on the lingering security challenges bedeviling the state and the need to improve the existing inter-agency synergy and collaboration with a view to restoring lasting peace and security in the state.
GOC further commended the untiring efforts of the Police in the ongoing operation against the recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements and called for improved synergy”, Shehu said.
In response, CP Ayuba Elkana appreciated GOC for the visit and promised to sustain the existing inter-agency, collaboration, so all hands could be on deck to check the activities of criminal elements, to enable members of the public sleep with their two eyes closed.

(NAN)