Zamfara Govt To Reinstate Civilian JTF, Volunteer Group, Says Shinkafi

The Zamfara state Government is set to reinstate the disbanded, Civilian Joint Task force CJTF and a volunteer security group, known as “Yansakai” to support security forces in the onslaught against criminals in the State.

Chairman of the Committee on Security and Prosecution of Armed Bandits Abdullahi Shinkafi made this known in an interview with the Newsmen in Gusau.

Shinkafi, who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Intergovernmental Affairs, said the reinstatement of the CJTF is with a view to help security operatives in the frontline to sustain the effort to flush out all bandits and their collaborators. He also appealed to the people to sustain their support to fight crimes in the state.

The adviser noted that the Federal government’s suspension of telecom activities in Zamfara and other security measures by the state government had impacted positively in the ongoing counter- banditry effort in Zamfara.

Shinkafi praised Matawalle for the new security initiative of taking the fight to the bandit’s camps, noting that many bandits had been neutralized by the security forces as law and order is gradually returning to the state.