- The Nigerian army has been commended for their effort in curbing the activities of bandits in Katsina
The commendation was given to the army by the government of Katsina state on Friday, August 7
- According to Ibrahim Katsina, a special adviser to the governor of the state on security matter, normalcy is returning to Katsina
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The Katsina state government has said that normalcy is returning to the state with farmers and others going about their usual duties.
The government attributed the feat to the efforts of the Nigerian army and other security forces operating in Katsina.
The special adviser to the Katsina governor on security matters, Ibrahim Katsina, in a statement released on Friday, August 7, said the activities of bandits have been degraded to the barest minimum by the army.
Katsina said various operations carried out by troops of the Nigerian army in the state are yielding the desired result of dislodging the bandits from their hideouts.
He also said the effort put in by Nigerian army troops is giving hope to the people who are eager to go back to their normal lives.
He said: "Katsina state government is happy to note that the general security situation in the state is gradually returning to normalcy."
Also, describing the efforts of the military as satisfactory, the state government urged the military to sustain the momentum to flush out the remnants of bandits.
"As you can observe, in spite of the pockets of challenges to the security operations, most of the affected communities have gradually gone back to their farms and gone about their normal duties," Katsina said.
Calling on members of the public to shun all forms of inducement to go into crime, Katsina urged them to team up with the government and security forces towards sustainable peace and security in the state and its environs.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that residents of Katsina on Friday, August 7, protested continued attacks and killings by bandits operating in the state.
The resident in their scores barricaded the Kankara-Katsina road using tree trunks. They also turned back motorists who came from both ends of the road trying to either gain access of leave the state.
According to reports, hundreds of drivers and commuters on the road were stranded following the action by the protesters.
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