The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has praised the efforts of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle in ensuring peace returns to Zamfara State.
lieutenant general Buratai, who was in Zamfara for an official function, was taken to one of the three modern ‘rugga’ settlements being constructed by the Matawalle Administration for repentant bandits in the state.
The first ‘rugga’ now nearing completion at Maradun occupies nearly 2,500 hectares of land and will consist of grazing areas, houses, a school, hospital veterinary clinic, earth dams, water canals, a police post, network of roads, sporting facilities and worship sites.
Buratai, who went around the site, said Governor Matawalle is a champion of peace and should be supported by all well-meaning citizens in the state to end the ravaging menace of banditry and other crimes in the state.
He promised that the Nigerian Army will always cooperate with the governor in order to achieve a lasting peace in the state.