President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Governor Mohammed Mattawalle of Zamfara State at the State House in Abuja.
The President later held a closed-door meeting with the governor.
The governor after the meeting told journalists at the presidential villa that he was summoned by the President to brief him on the security situation in his state.
He said 358 special police forces have been deployed by the Federal Government to the state to tackle banditry.
He also asked governors from Northern states to embrace RUGA as a strategic means of ending the farmer/herders crisis.
Zamfara State is one of the states confronted with the challenges of banditry.
Governor Mattawalle’s administration has pardoned bandits lately under the campaign which seek a peace deal for the bandits to lay down their arms so that peace can be restored in Zamfara and other parts of Nigeria.