- As violence increases in Katina, the state governor, Aminu Masari, has called on the Nigerian Police Force for immediate help
- Speaking to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu on Wednesday, April 10, Masari admitted that bandits have taken over parts of the state
- In his response, IGP Adamu said that the strategy of the police is to identify the criminals and occupy their hideouts
In his plea to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina said that some parts of the state have been taken over by bandits and kidnappers.
Speaking on Wednesday, April 10, through his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, Governor Masari said: “These bandits strike at will, maim at will, destroy lives and property at will.
“In other parts of the state, we also have kidnappers who not only take people on the road but in the comfort of their homes,” he added, and made reference to the “unfortunate incidence of the governor’s in-law who was taken in the comfort of her home.”
The governor said that the IGP was visiting the state at a time when it needs the police most. Masari said that Katsina is supporting the ‘Operation Puff Adder’ with not less than 12 police patrol vans.
Moreover, Masari revealed that as part of his effort to end the violence by bandits, the state government has met with the eight front-line local government chairmen to do their utmost in the fight against their onslaught.
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On his part, IGP Adamau said that the police needed information on activities of “these miscreants”, adding that the plan of the police is to identify assailants and occupy their hideouts.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that not less than 14 people had been killed in Kankara local government area of Katsina state as members of vigilante group and armed bandits clashed.
The clash took place in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government area as confirmed by the spokesperson of the police command in the state, SP Gambo Isah.
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