- The government of Katsina has revealed why banditry is thriving well in the state
- Governor Bello Masari on Wednesday, August 19, said that this is because the bandits are aided by informants
- Masari made this revelation to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero
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The governor of Katsina, Bello Masari, has revealed those who aide banditry and all violent crimes that have ravaged the state in recent times.
During his discussion with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Wednesday, August 19, Masari said that these criminals get information from persons in the state.
The governor said that this is why security agencies have found it very difficult to defeat the bandits who carry out their havoc in the state.
He stated: “Most of the bandits who launched attacks on villages in the state received information from people within the communities and this made it difficult for security agencies to operate effectively.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Katsina government had said normalcy was 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 state 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 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."
Moreover, northeast governors had said that the Nigeria Police should be empowered to use heavy artillery.
According to the governors, this will help bridge the manpower deficit in the Armed Forces. This was contained in an eleven points communique issued by the northeast governors’ forum at the end of its second meeting held in Maiduguri, Borno state.
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