- The presidency has its eyes on the evil activities of some traditional rulers in Katsina
- Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu has alleged that some traditional rulers in the state are actually aiding bandits to wreak havoc on residents
- Shehu disclosed that these traditional leaders do work with criminals because they get a lot from them in return
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As banditry continues to thrive in Katsina to the detriment of residents, the presidency has given a worrisome revelation on those helping the criminals in the state.
The senior special assistant on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has said that some traditional rulers in the Nigerian leader's state of origin are actually aiding the bandits in their evil activities.
Shehu made this claim while speaking with journalists on Monday, June 15, Channels TV reports.
The presidential spokesman revealed that most of these traditional rulers do this because they are benefiting from it.
He said: “It is not that we are making direct accusations on anyone but it is also true that even in the president’s native state of Katsina, some traditional rulers have been found complicit in collaboration with the bandits to harm their own people.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Air Component of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ had eliminated 27 bandits and destroyed some of their dwellings, along the Nahuta-Doumborou Corridor on the border between Katsina and Zamfara states.
The coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Enenche said the operation was executed on Thursday, following credible intelligence reports that revealed that notorious bandits were harboured in a cluster of huts in the area.
He added that the air component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force attack helicopter as well as a ground attack aircraft to engage the location.
According to him, overhead the target area, several of the bandits were seen along with a large number of rustled cattle.
“The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the area, neutralising some of the bandits while few escaped with injuries.
“Human Intelligence (HUMINT) sources later confirmed that no fewer than 27 bandits were neutralised as a result of the attack," he said.
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