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Police set up 6-Man Peace Implementation Committee in Zamfara


Police set up 6-Man Peace Implementation Committee in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara  has set up a Six-man peace implementation committee aimed at strengthening  ongoing peace processes in the state.

The  Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abutu Yaro stated this while presenting members of the committee to the Emirs of Bungudu and Tsafe, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru and Alhaji Muhammad Bawa respectively when he visited their palaces. 

Yaro said the committee would be chaired  by the Chief Imam of the command, SP Sulaiman Hassan.

“Members of this committee are fulani speaking senior police officers.

“Their main duty is to be meeting with security stakeholders, especially the fulani in the bush to receive their complains on security.

“They are also to serve as intermediate between the command,  repentant bandits and Fulani communities”,Yaro said.

The commissioner of police added that the measure was  to promote the ongoing peace processes in the state.

He also advised the committee to be organising preaching sessions for Fulani herdsmen.

He appealed to stakeholders in the area to give maximum support to the committee as well as government and other security agencies.

Yaro said the visit was part of the police’s strategies to enlist the support of traditional rulers and other security stakeholders in the state on the initiative.

“The essence of our coming to this palace is to meet with security stakeholders especially the traditional rulers,”  he added.

The Emir of Tsafe, Alhaji Muhammad Bawa who commended the CP for the visit assured continued support to the ongoing peace processes.

The Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, has called on government at all levels to empower fulani herdsmen.

Attahiru called on government at all levels to provide employment opportunities to fulani herdsmen.

“Government should make sure that all displaced fulani herdsmen are return to their initial settlements.

“Government should help them on how to improve their lives economically and socially,” the emir said.

According to him, such  measure will help in tackling security challenges facing the state, especially at the grassroots.

In his remarks, the State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Dauran reiterated the government’s determination to continue with peace process to provide lasting solution to the security challenges facing the state.

“We have seen progress on this programme, we need more support from all stakeholders to succeed,”  Dauran said.

During the visit, the CP met with officers and men of Bungudu and Tsafe Divisional Police Offices and special constabularies police recently recruited by the state government. 

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