15 persons kidnapped in Zamfara by gun men
No fewer than 15 persons have been reportedly kidnapped in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara state.
Zamfara state which has been engulfed recently by wave of armed violence saw the President Muhammadu Buhari direct the immediate deployment of a strong 1000 man military force to quell the emerging insurgency.
The latest kidnap incident as disclosed by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji happened on Saturday and has been reported to security authorities.
Speaking to newsmen over the matter, Alhaji Rikiji said; “As I said yesterday in Zurmi the issue of insecurity in this state require general study system review to tackle the prolonged security challenges facing the state.
“Security agencies should do more and more to deploy enough security personnel in Zamfara; we need permanent security stations in the affected area.
“We thank the immediate intervention of the Federal Government to this issue.
“As I am speaking now the troops, security personnel, have been deployed to the affected areas in Zurmi.
“They have started restoring normalcy in the area. We appeal to the people of the area to remain calm as government in collaboration with security agencies is working to maintain peace and stability in the areas.’’