The Chairman of the Committee on Security and Prosecution of Armed Bandits in Zamfara, Abdullahi Shinkafi, in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Gusau said the Zamfara state Government will reinstate the disbanded Civilian Joint Taskforce (CJTF) and a volunteer security group known as “Yansakai” to support security forces in the onslaught against criminals in the state.
Governor Matawalle had disbanded the CJTF and the volunteer group shortly after assuming office in 2019, blaming them for the violent conflict between the Fulani and Hausa in Zamfara.
“The state government took the decision to sustain the gains being recorded in the ongoing offensive against banditry and kidnappings in the state.
“The government’s decision is coming with a new condition. Applicants are expected to present three sureties before being reinstated,” Shinkafi, who is also the special adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Intergovernmental Affairs, said.
Shinkafi appealed to the people to sustain their support for the fight against 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 effort against banditry in Zamfara.