The Nigerian Army has pledged to intensify efforts in its fight against all forms of insecurity in the northwest region, specifically in Zamfara State and its environs.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Burutai, represented by Major General Lamidi Adeosun, gave the assurance on Monday during the inauguration of exercise Harbin Kunama III.
He believes that the exercise which was planned to hold from July 2 to 27, 2019, will help to reinforce troops in the region.
He added that the Force was optimistic that it would help to stamp out kidnapping and all sorts of insecurity that are bedevilling the northwest.
“It is on this premise that Exercise Harbbin Kunama III is planned to mitigate the current threats to security challenges bordering the region, specifically Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States,” Adeosun said at the Headquarters Brigade 1 in Gusau, the state capital.
The assurance comes on the heels of fresh attacks which left several persons killed and property destroyed in Zamfara.
On March 3, at least 30 persons were reported killed by armed men who raided a Kware village in Shinkafi district of the state, and burnt several homes.
Three soldiers were also said to have been killed in another attack in state.