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Gunmen kidnap 15 in Zamfara

The Speaker , Zamfara House of Assembly , Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji , has said that 15 persons have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday in Maradun Local Government Area of the state .
Rikiji told newsmen in Gusau on Sunday in Gusau that the security situation in the state called for serious review .
He recalled the ugly incidences recorded in the last two days in Zurmi Local Government Area where bandits took over three districts comprising over 18 villages and towns .
“ As I said yesterday in Zurmi the issue of insecurity in this state require general study system review to tackle the prolonged security challenges facing the state .
“ Security agencies should do more and more to deploy enough security personnel in Zamfara; we need permanent security stations in the affected area .
“ We thank the immediate intervention of the Federal Government to this issue .
As I am speaking now the troops , security personnel , have been deployed to the affected areas in Zurmi.
“ They have started restoring normalcy in the area . We appeal to the people of the area to remain calm as government in collaboration with security agencies is working to maintain peace and stability in the areas , ’’ he said .
The speaker also thanked the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, over his concern and commitment to the protection of his people .

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