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Zamfara State To Receive Fighter Drones From Turkish Company

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has announced that the Northwest state will receive a supply of fighter drones from a Turkish company to aid war against terrorism in the state.

Bello Matawalle, Governor  of Zamfara State in Northwest Nigeria has announced that a Turkish company will supply fighter drones to aid in the fight against terrorists operating in the state. 

Matawalle, who spoke at the inauguration of 18 commissioners, 16 special advisers, the Secretary to the State Government, the Head of Service, and three Director-generals on Monday, Oct. 11, said his government will not tolerate laxity as it emerges “from the woods.”

He explained that the collaboration was formed during his recent visits to the United States and Turkey, where he said the two-week official engagements yielded positive results. 

According to him, another significant achievement recorded during the visit was a meeting with the Turkish-Nigerian Business Congress, as well as some Nigerian Governors, where they met with more than 20 companies eager to invest in the concerned states. 

He went on to say that the supply of drones would be “consolidated on October 20 when the Turkish President will visit Nigeria and meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Concerning insecurity, Matawalle stated that hundreds of terrorists and informants have been apprehended in Zamfara State as the war against them intensifies. 

He stated that the recent network outage in the state was only temporary  to maintain the state’s current success. The governor urged the people of the state to be patient as the war against common enemies raged on.


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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu is a senior reporter, researcher and a fact-checker. He heads the extremism and radicalisation desk. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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