President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate deployment of troops to Zamfara State following the killing of 22 people and injuring others.
This was made known in a statement to newsmen by Governor Bello Matawalle’s Special Adviser on media and public enlightenment, Hon. Zailani Bappa.
“I came to Abuja to formally inform the President of the escalating situation of terrorism in the state. After the disbandment of SARS the gory episodes have continued unabated,” the governor lamented.
“Therefore I am appealing to Mr president to as a matter of urgency help the people of Zamfara state to overcome this teething problem.
“I also made the President to understand about the position of illegal mining in the State,” Matawalle said.
The Zamfara governor also said he has constituted a powerful committee on illegal mining activities in the State.
He pointed out that the committee members would be moving round to fish out those behind the illegal mining activities.
Matawalle explained that most of the illegal miners operating in the State were not even Nigerians but from other countries.