From Adam Muhammad, Gusau
Governor Dauda Lawal urged the people of Zamfara to be steadfast in prayers for the return of peace in the State.
The Governor made the call on Friday while offering condolences at the palace of the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Gado Mai Gari.
A statement by the Spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the visit was to sympathise with the people of the local government area over the recent bandit attack.
According to the statement, the Governor has committed to improve security presence in the local government and other volatile areas in the State.
He said: “During a condolence visit to the Maru local government today, Governor Dauda Lawal called for increased prayers for peace in Zamfara.
“While speaking at the palace of the Emir of Maru, he restated readiness to take any measure that will end insecurity.
“Governor Lawal sympathised with the emirate, families of victims of the recent bandit attack and the entire people of the local government over the unfortunate incident.
“The Governor said the visit was to console and reassure the people of his commitments, highlighting efforts to ensure their safety. This includes the recent employment of Community Protection Guards (CPG).
“From the palace, Governor Dauda Lawal joined the Emir to perform the weekly Juma’at prayer at the local government’s central mosque. After which, special prayers were led by the Chief Imam of the mosque, for the restoration of peace in Maru LGA, Zamfara, and Nigeria as a whole.
In his remarks, the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Gado Maigari (Banagan Maru), praised the Governor for his visit to offer condolences and prayed for the quick return of peace in the State.