Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a full scale emergency in terrorists’ enclaves in the state.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mohammed Bello, in a statement noted that Tambuwal made the call when he met with the President on Monday at the Presidential Villa Abuja, saying this will enable the Armed Forces to carry out their operations without hindrance in all enclaves affected by the declaration.
He also appealed that these operations, once conceived and ready for execution, should be carried out simultaneously in the states where the terrorists have strongholds such as, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger and Kebbi states; as well as elsewhere, where the criminals have hideouts.
Gov. Tambuwal also called on the President to give premium to the deployment of more manpower to all troubled areas just as he advocated for the procurement of sophisticated equipment, particularly, modern technology-which use is now centered around the deployment of drones globally.
He also appealed to the President, to consider popular opinions suggesting the recall of retired personnel for engagement in the war against terrorists and the recruitment of more personnel in all the security services.
The Governor suggested that, in view of the security situation in the Sahel, which has escalated tension in the sub-region, the need to ask the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), to seek extensive cooperation with the United Kingdom, France and the United States of America on security issues becomes imperative.