The Federal Government has assembled 1000-strong military force, compromising the army, air force, police and the civil defence to launch fierce attacks on the bandits terrorizing the villages and towns of Zamfara State This was made known by Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu on Sunday he said ‘this had not been possible in the past because there was no fuel depot facility in Katsina, but the Nigeria Air Froce (NAF) has devised a way around the problem.
Nigerian Air Force He said the ‘President has also authorized the engagement by NAF, of advanced satellite surveillance technology to help in accurate detection of movement and locations of the bandits. ‘The government had to go to this extent because of the limitations of conventional surveillance, as the use of satellite technology could make the task of NAF less problematic.
‘The Chief of Air Staff reiterated the President’s pledge that he would never abandon victims of attacks to their fate,reaffirming that security remains one of the cardinal pillars of his campaign promises and no leader would be happy to see his own citizens killed by criminal groups across the country.
‘Following directives from the President, at the weekend, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar, was in Gusau where he met the Deputy Governor of the State.’
Culled from vanguard