Insecurity: Yansakai remains ban in Zamfara –says CP Abutu Yaro
Insecurity: Yansakai remains ban in Zamfara –says CP Abutu Yaro.
The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Mr Abutu Yaro, has said that the activities of outlawed vigilante group, popularly known as (Yansakai) will continue to remain banned in the state.
Yaro reiterated this when he visited Talata-Mafara and Maradun emir’s palaces on Thursday as part of his familiarisation tour in the state.
“As we all know, ensuring peace in the society is the responsibility of the police.
We will continue to ensure that Yansakai remains ban considering its problems in triggering insecurity in the state,’’ he said.
Yaro said that peace dialogue initiated by the state government would continue to operate in the state.
“We will ensure that the ongoing peace mission is succeeds. We deeply appreciate the support and cooperation of our royal fathers and other stakeholders in this regard.
“We will continue partnering with all stakeholders to ensure peace reigns. We will listen to everybody, carry everyone along and address security issue in the state.
“I am appealing to our brothers in the bush to surrender their arms in order to support government’s efforts in maintaining peace and stability in the state”, he said.
Mr Abubakar Dauran, Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs reiterated the state government’s determination to continue peace dialogue with bandits.
“Those perpetrators and their parents are known in the society. We believe that the traditional rulers has greater role to play in collaboration with Fulani leaders in this regard”, Dauran said.
He appealed to Miyatti Allah leaders to continue cautioning their people against banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities.
He also called on traditional rulers in the state to collaborate with security agencies to check activities of drug abuse in their domains.
Also, Emir of Talata-Mafara, Alhaji Muhammad-Bello Barmo, thanked the new police commissioner for the visit.
Barmo assured continued support from the emirate to the ongoing peace dialogue and advised parents to ensure close monitoring of their children.
He urged district heads, religious and community leaders to maximise their efforts on sensitisation to their people to support the peace mission.
The Emir of Maradun, Alhaji Garba Tambari urged state government to check the activities of unrepentant bandits.
The emir called on the people of the area to continue with prayers and seek Allah’s intervention against the lingering security challenges.
He assured continued support from the emirate to government at all levels and security agencies in addressing the challenges.
VMTNews recalls that Yaro assumed duty in the state last week following redeployment of the former Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo to Police Force Headquarters, Abuja.