- Official report as to circumstances that led to bandits' attack on Katsina villages has emerged
- Governor Aminu Masari has said that the incident which claimed a lot of lives was actually a reprisal attack
- Masari claimed that the attack was caused by the murder of two herdsmen in the state
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina has revealed why some bandits killed not less than 30 persons and attacked villages in the state recently.
The Katsina state governor said that based on gathered intelligence at his disposal, the bloody attack came after some herdsmen were killed in Tsayau and Dankar villages, The Guardian reports.
Masari, therefore stated that the incident, which in his view is the worst in recent times, was clearly a case of revenge.
The governor warned indigenes in the state to stop attacking herdsmen so as to avoid a recurrence of the ugly and devastating development.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that presidential spokesman Garba Shehu on Sunday, February 16, said that Nigerian service chiefs would not be sacked because they are still useful in the fight against insurgency and insecurity.
Garba stated that by virtue of the alarming level of violent crimes, Nigeria was in a war situation, and as such, the removal of the service chiefs cannot solve the problem.
He said: “Removal or sack of service chiefs does not stop all of what we are experiencing. Whether we like it or not, we are in a war situation.
"The president and the commander-in-chief are seeing things that others cannot see. This is why he deserves the benefit of the doubt."
The presidential media aide added that due to the collaboration of the presidency with the security heads, President Muhammadu Buhari is privy to intelligence information which those calling for the overhauling know nothing about.
He debunked claims that President Buhari was not concerned about the protection and safety of Nigerians, insisting that the Nigerian leader had been unrelenting in his efforts to tackle the issues at hand.
Shehu said that part of the fruits of the federal government in this regard was the fact that Nigeria was expecting the commencement of the delivery of Super Tucano fighter jets from the United States in 2021 which he describes as being effective in warfare.
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