Following the brutal killing of 74 persons by bandits in Sokoto State, the Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on Friday dashed to Aso Rock Villa, Abuja to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the incident and other security developments in the State.
Tambuwal told State House correspondents after his meeting with President Buhari that the attack on Birnin Gwari, which is in the Sokoto East Senatorial zone of the state, was “a very, very heinous and dastardly act of aggression from the bandits.”
According to him, his meeting with the President dwelt on the needs and support that the state government would require to tackle the security challenge in the area.
“I have briefed the President on the general situation and the needs and the support that we require.
“And when I say we I mean the security personnel that are there in Sokoto State, working day and night in synergy with each other to ensure that they maintain peace and order in the state.
“And of course the requirement of that of more personnel, more equipment, more resources in terms of operation, vehicles and all of that and the need for the president’s intervention and support for internally displaced persons who are in thousands from that area”, he said.
Governor Tambuwal said that President Buhari reassured the people of the Sokoto State that he would immediately step into the matter and give directive for the restoration of peace in the state.
He said that the president reaffirmed his earlier statement that immediate actions would be taken on the issue and added that he was “satisfied with the response I got from the President.”
The Governor also spoke on Covid-19 pandemic, disclosing that Sokoto State was winning the war against the disease, and has treated discharged over 90 persons who earlier tested positive for the virus.
“In Sokoto State, we recorded 116 cases of corona virus, and out of that 14 mortalities. As we speak now, we have only eight of those affected in our isolation centres, which means that we have discharged over 90 people who have recovered from corona virus in Sokoto State.