By Abubakar Ahmed
The public structures destroyed by rampaging bandits in embattled Zamfara state are to be rebuilt by the Nigerian Army.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. John Agim announced in Gusau on Friday that the projects to be executed would include sinking and rehabilitation of boreholes, renovation of schools and clinics in the affected areas.
According to him, the military would also carry out medical outreaches to communities and organise town hall meetings to rebuild confidence and enhance security consciousness among residents.
The acting director said the objective was to return the state to the path of social, political and economic development as to would attract investors.
He stressed that the “Operation Sharan Daji” being carried out in the state had been successful, with the recovery of many arms, animals and victims from bandits that were neutralised.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that activities of bandits have in the past two years, adversely affected many communities largely in Shinkafi, Zurmi, Maradun, Anka and Maru local government areas of the state.
However, recent deployment of security forces had decimated bandits terrorising the area and restored relative calm to the affected areas.(NAN)