IGP Idris arrive Zamfara to assess security situation


The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has arrived Zurmi in Zamfara state.

He left Lagos by flight, touched down in Katsina, and then proceeded to Zurmi by road to assess the situation.

IGP Idris, who is accompanied on the trip by senior police officers from the police headquarters, is expected to meet with community and religious leaders in the area in order to assess the situation and forestall any reprisal attacks.

DAILY POST recalls that Zurmi was recently invaded by suspected bandits leaving 41 persons dead.

It could also be recalled that the Zamfara state police command through its spokesman, DSP Muhammad Shehu, had said the conflict arose after hunters and local vigilantes mobilized and launched a pre-emptive attack on the armed bandits after they heard that the bandits to were preparing to attack their community.

He said instead of the residents to give the security operatives timely information to avert the attack, they decided to take law into their hands by going out to confront the gunmen.

Meanwhile, the governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, yesterday accused security agencies of failing to prevent the killings that occurred in the state.

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