Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has handed over 200 operational vehicles procured by his administration in support of all operational security agencies in the state.
Beneficiaries of the vehicles include the Army, the Police, the Dss, the NCDC, the Customs and Excise, the Immigration, the Correctional Center and the FRSC.
Governor Matawalle said his administration has renewed its war on banditry with a vigorous pursuit of its carrot and Stick approach policy to end the menace.
He said that apart from the vehicles donated today, his administration has instituted a monthly inferest to the security operatives and has done a lot in providing them with decent office and house accommodations, silent falcon drones and other operational gadgets.
Governor Matawalle commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his cooperation to ensure the end of banditry in the state. He said the President has listened to him all the time and has positively responded to all his requests with the latest sending of two Police squadrons to the state and 780 men to tackle the bandits in flash areas of the state.
Governor Matawalle said that no government is worth its name if it will fold its arms and allow its citizens to wallow in uncertainty and often serious attacks which leads to loss of lives and property.
Governor Matawalle said those who squarely blame President Muhammadu Buhari or the security operatives over insurgency and banditry must go back and fulfil their own responsibility to ending the problem first.
Governor Matawalle therefore, urged all and sundry to help in ending the activities of bandits by supporting the security operatives with timely and genuine intelligence and other sundry support to ensure victory over the bandits.
He also warned those bandits who refuse to accept the peace accord of his administration to prepare for the worst as the new arrangement will ensure that no one of them will be spared.
Responding on behalf of the recipients, representative of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Nuhu Ambagzo thanked Governor Bello Matawalle for the giant stride in the current fight against the bandits. He promised that both kinetic and non-kinetic services of the Military will be fully improved.