Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said Friday his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari was driven by his responsibility to protect the state.
Tambuwal said he demanded for more military presence in the state, in his first remarks about the meeting in Abuja.
“When I said ‘we’ in this case I meant the security personnel that are there in Sokoto working day and night in synergy with each other to ensure that they maintain peace and order in the state.”
“I requested to see the president yesterday (Thursday) and he granted me audience today.
“I have seen him, briefed him on the security situation in Sokoto state in particular; the security situation in Sokoto Eastern Senatorial District and of very special concern, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state.
“Apart from the previous attacks, only two days ago through banditry attacks we lost about 74 people in a very heinous and dastardly act of aggression from the bandits.
“I have briefed Mr President on the general situation and the need for support that we require.
He said that he also demanded from the President more military intervention to check the activities of bandits in the state.
He said he also solicited for logistics and support for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
Tambuwal described the President’s response as satisfactory in addressing the menace of bandits in the state.