- Top security officers have arrived in Katsina over the recent killings in the northern state
- The officials include the police IG, national security adviser, DSS boss among other police officers
- Katsina state in the last three weeks has witnessed a rise in the spate of violence and bloodshed
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A report by Daily Trust indicates that top security officers led by Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA) on Wednesday, June 17, arrived in Katsina state over the recent killings in the area.
The security officials include Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, and other top police officers.
The delegation landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International airport and moved to the government house for a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Masari and other top government officials.
In another report by The Nation, at about 9:45 am, Adamu arrived at the northern state to coordinate activities. It was gathered that the IGP's arrival following a presidential order is aimed at reducing attacks by bandits in the state.
According to the police spokesman, SP Gambo Isa, the IGP is expected to visit the Katsina state governor, Emir of Katsina, and the state police headquarters.
This development is coming a day after a northern group identified as the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) staged a protest over rising spate of killings in the northern region.
The goal of the protest, according to the CNG, is to draw the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari and all concerned state governors to the incessant killings in the north.
The group made this known in a statement released on Sunday, June 14, by its spokesperson, Abdulazeez Suleiman.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presidency has assured Nigerians, again, that the nation’s armed forces are fully capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, June 16, by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The Buhari administration called for more patience, assuring Nigerians that the military is taking appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
In other news, GovernorMasari said he has failed in protecting the residents of the state from bandits.
The governor's comment is coming weeks after sustained attacks by bandits in various parts of the state, which sparked widespread outrage and violent protests in the state.
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