Zamfara tribunal verdict; JTF troops storm Zamfara major cities for show of force

Troops of the joint task force operation Hadarin Daji have dominated major towns and cities of Zamfara state for show of force as the governorship election petition tribunal delivered judgment today (Monday)

The troops who were deployed by the commander 1 Brigade Nigerian Army Gusau and commander operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) Zamfara and Kebbi states, Brigadier General Sani Ahmed were seen in a motorcades and others stationed at strategic places more especially in Gusau the state capital.

Our reporter in Gusau went round the state capital said the operatives consist of Nigerain Army, Air force, Police, DSS and Nigeria security and civil Defence corps.

Brig Gen S Ahmed addressing troops

In a press release made available to SMARTS NEWS by the Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Captain Yahaya Ibrahim said the Commander 1 Brigade Nigerian Army Brigadier General Sani Ahmed has charged the combined troops to deal decisively with any person who wants to destroy the peace in the state especially in Gusau the state capital. 

According to him, Brigadier General Ahmed issued a clear warning to those who want to foment troubles on the outcome of the elections petition judgment, should leave now or face the consequences of their actions. 

He therefore called on the good people of the state to go about their normal businesses as adequate security measures are provided in all flash points, bad spots and strategic places in Gusau. He urged the people to immediately report any suspicious gathering and act of violence in their respective places to the security agencies.

General Ahmed further assured the people that troops of 1 Brigade, Nigerian Air force, the Police, Department State Services and all other security agencies within the Area of Responsibility are taking part in the show of force and are ready to protect lives and properties in the state.  Adding that the show of force was carried out to dominate and be seen to dominate the entire Zamfara state and Gusau the state capital.

The Commander disclosed that similar shows of force are simultaneously carried out at all the Local Government Areas in the state to build the populace confidence and to make the environment safe and secured before, during and after the pronouncement of the 2023 Zamfara election petition judgment.

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