Gov. Dauda Decorates 20 Gallant Zamfara ASKARAWA CPG, Pledges Full Support

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to supporting the families of Community Protection Guards (CPG) members known as ‘AskarawA’ who have lost their lives in the battle against banditry.

In a ceremony held at the government house in Gusau, twenty CPG members were honoured with gallantry medals for their exceptional service.

In a statement signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the event, presided over by Governor Dauda Lawal, recognized the bravery and dedication of the guards, who have been pivotal in efforts to restore peace in the state and highlighted the remarkable performance of the decorated guards, who were led by Brig. General Lawal Bature Mohammed, the state commandant of the CPG.

“On Thursday, Governor Dauda Lawal decorated 20 Community Protection Guards (CPGs) who performed extraordinarily well in discharging their duties. All 20 guards were at the frontline fighting bandits to ensure the return of peace in Zamfara State,” the statement read.

During his address, Governor Dauda emphasized the importance of motivating the guards, acknowledging that while the state cannot fully compensate them for their service, it can offer encouragement and recognition. He pledged comprehensive support for the families of fallen CPG members, assuring them that their needs would be met.

“We can’t compensate you for your service to the state and humanity; all we can do is encourage and motivate you for your gallantry,” Governor Lawal stated. “I want to reassure you that we have a plan in place for the families of CPG members who lost their lives in the line of duty. We will take care of all their needs and provide them with all the necessary support.”

Brig. Gen. Lawal Bature Mohammed also spoke at the event, noting that the twenty decorated guards were selected from various local government areas based on their exemplary performance.

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