Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has called on security operatives to intensify efforts in tackling insecurity in the state.
The governor made the call in a statewide broadcast on the security situation in the state.
Matawalle recalled that the peace accord and reconciliation with armed bandits introduced by the state government had led to the surrender of many bandits.
He added that the initiative also facilitated the surrender of hundreds of fire arms and release of many people abducted by the bandits.
The governor, however, described the current security situation in the state as worrisome, including the growing number of widows and orphans.
He assured that the state administration would continue to support security agencies in the area of intelligence and logistics.