Mr Umar Muri, Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command has ordered the immediate deployment of more personnel to Zaria in an effort to tackle the security situation in parts of Zazzau Emirate.
Muri disclosed this when he paid a confidence-building visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Bamalli in Zaria on Monday, NAN reports.
He assured the Emir that more police personnel would be deployed with a view to addressing banditry, kidnapping, and other security challenges in the state.
The CP urged community leaders to work closely with the local vigilante always.
He called on traditional rulers and residents of various communities to support the police and other sister agencies in intelligence gathering.
In his remarks, the Emir of Zazzau decried the worsening security situation in parts of the emirate, noting that it has many police and military formations as well as training institutions
“There are many villages where the residents cannot sleep because of gunshots and the village heads are crying profusely at the palace over the deteriorating security condition in their domain.
“This is how bad it is in some parts of the emirate,’’ Bamalli said.
He commended the military on its planned deployment of additional personnel to stem insecurity in the emirate.
He also praised the state government’s efforts towards assuaging the security situation in the emirate.
He urged key stakeholders to come up with innovative ways of salvaging the emirate in particular, and state in general.
Bamalli appealed to the state government to do more toward addressing the challenge