Zamfara State governor, Dauda Lawal, yesterday summoned an emergency security meeting following the dawn abduction of students of the Federal University Gusau on Friday.
The meeting was necessitated by the kidnap of students of the university who were abducted from their off-campus residence in Sabo Gida village, Bungudu local government area of the state early yesterday.
In a statement, the spokesman of the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the meeting was aimed at ensuring the immediate release of all abducted persons and also finding a lasting solution to the lingering insecurity that had become a source of concern to the administration.
He added that the governor also directed his deputy, Mani Mallam Mummuni, to provide all the necessary support for security agencies to restore normalcy in all affected areas.
“During the meeting, the security chiefs assured the deputy governor of their commitment to restore peace in the state. They told the deputy governor that troops had successfully rescued six kidnap victims.
“The security chiefs further assured that troops had neutralised scores of the kidnappers and were actively pursuing them to ensure the safe rescue of all victims.
“Mani Mallam Mummuni urged the heads of the security agencies to improve troops’ presence in volatile areas for surveillance.
“The deputy governor reassured the people of Zamfara that security operatives were working tirelessly to address the current situation,” the statement said.