Zamfara Banditry: Governor Matawalle Flags Off The Training Of The Newly Recruited Community Protection Guards
By Hussaini Ibrahim Sulaiman, Gusau
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun @bellomatawalle1 of Zamfara State today performed the flag -off ceremony for the training of the newly recruited Community Protection Guards CPG, says Zamfara State under his watch is now moving towards implementing new Security measures.
The Governor said his administration has come up with additional measures for combating insurgency in the state, among which is the recruitment of Community Protection Guards CPG in each of the 19 Emirate Councils of the state.
He said the decision to establish community protection Guards was informed by his administration’s desire to work out all possible options to deal with the increasing act of banditry causing loss of lives, untold hardships and rupturing inter communal peace in some parts of the state.
To the Community Protection Guards, Governor Bello Matawalle informed them of the task ahead of them, and urged them to concentrate fully on their training.
According to the Governor “As community protection guards, yours is a patriotic call, your names would stand out in history as people with remarkable patriotism, selflessness and love for peace, only people with courage and bravery will offer to serve as guards of their communities, bravely standing up to face the brutal infamy of the bandits,” Governor Matawalle explained.
The Governor also called on them to work within the parameters of the rules of engagement which will be clearly spelt out during the training, pointing out that as the newly recruited Community Protection Guards, they are agents for the restoration of normalcy, building peace and reenactment of the golden era of harmonious inter communal relationship in the northern part of the country.
The Shettiman Sokoto added that at the end of the training, the CPG members will be deployed to their various communities in the 19 Emirate Councils of the state to energetically complement the security forces in the fight against banditry and sundry crimes