Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has visited soldiers who sustained injuries in an ambush by bandits on Saturday.
The soldiers are currently recuperating at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, capital of Zamfara.
The governor was accompanied by Sanusi Rikiji, speaker of the state house of assembly and heads of security agencies in the state.
In a statement, Ibrahim Dosara, spokesman of the governor, said Ahmad Danjuma, a captain, received the governor and his entourage.
“The Zamfara State Governor and Chairman Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Hon. (Dr) Abubakar on Sunday 30th December, 2018 has sympathised with the military officer and seven soldiers that were wounded in a recent battle with bandits in Dumburum Forest of Zurmi Local Government Area,” the statement read.
“The Governor who was in the Federal Medical Centre Gusau where the affected officer and soldiers are receiving medical treatment, visited them with a view to ascertaining their condition.
“Hon. Abdul’aziz Yari during the visit talked with the officer Captain Ahmad Yusuf Danjuma alongside the seven soldiers and expressed satisfaction with the way they are responding to treatment.
“He reassured his administration’s relentless commitment to the sustainability of security agencies’ welfare and the logistical supports to strengthen them in the fight against banditry and other criminal activities in the state.”
A military source had told newsmen that the bandits opened fire on soldiers who were on an operation in the forest.
The source said the attackers had bombs and sophisticated weapons.
he high rate of insecurity in the north-west state has been a source of concern to the government.
Over 3000 people have reportedly been killed in the state in the last two years.