Zamfara State plans to combat terrorism with fighter drone
Matawalle Bello, the governor of Zamfara State plans to combat terrorism with fighter drones from Turkey to curb the activities of criminals
He said plans have been concluded to acquire armed drones with high altitude to fish out Bandit hideouts and gather intelligence.
He said his government will not tolerate laxity as it emerges “from the woods.”
That being said, the governor also revealed that he has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Turkish company that will engage in the provision of fighter drones to further assist Zamfara State in the fight against the bandits.
Governor Matawalle revealed this while swearing in 18 commissioners, 16 special advisers, Secretary to the State Government, Head of Service, and three Director-Generals.
The collaboration was formed when officials were out of the country for about two weeks on an official trip to the United Kingdom and Turkey.
He said the supply of drones would be “consolidated on October 20 when the Turkish President will visit Nigeria to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.”
The trip was to seek assistance in the area of security, job creation and to invite foreign investors for economic growth
But, now the state government plans to acquire armed drones in order to access Bandit hideouts and beef up intelligence gathering to curb Banditry, Kidnapping, and other crimes
Governor Bello Matawalle also announced that the state has signed a memorandum of Understanding with a foreign firm.
This is to establish mineral resources and gold refining Center’s to address illegal mining and create job opportunities for the people
He adds that under his watch gold refining center’s will be established to increase state Internally Generated Revenue, create job opportunities, and also put an end to illegal mining which many feel is one of the root causes of Banditry
Parts of its initiatives to boost the Nigeria Digital Economy Policy and Strategy.
The Zamfara government has also secured Wireless Internet Clouds for two tertiary institutions in the State
The wireless cloud project provides a platform for supporting campus-wide access to internet service for teaching, research, and development, which will Extend to neighboring Communities.
Zamfara is one of the states in the country with the lowest Internally Generated Revenue.