While receiving the service chiefs, Governor Bello Matawalle called for more modern war hardware to be provided.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has urged the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji to be ruthless and more aggressive in dealing with bandits, kidnappers and other criminals in Zamfara.
Mr. Irabor gave the charge when he led the service chiefs and principal staff officers of the Defence Headquarters and Services Headquarters on a one-day operational visit to the troops in the state.
The acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the purpose of the visit was to assess the ongoing military operation in the state and appraise the combat and operational readiness of troops.
The CDS commended the troops for their efforts and urged them to continue giving their best to ensure the return of lasting peace to Zamfara and the North-West.
He urged them to be ruthless and more aggressive in rooting out unrepentant bandits and other criminals in the North-West comprising Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, and Kebbi.
Mr. Irabor also charged the troops to remain focused, committed, and resolute in discharging their duties.
He assured that the service chiefs would support and enhance their fighting capabilities and efficiency, including improved welfare and prompt resolution of administrative challenges bedevilling the operation.
While receiving the service chiefs, Governor Bello Matawalle called for more modern war hardware to be provided for the security agencies operating in the state.
Mr. Matawalle explained that improved and modern equipment would nip in the bud the current spate of insecurity confronting Zamfara and the entire country.
He urged the military to clear the bandits’ camps in the state, stressing it will go a long way to eliminating them.