- Bandits operate in Katsina and then run to Zamfara to hide
- This was the submission of Governor Bello Masari of Katsina
- Masari added that about 99% of the criminals who kidnap, kill and steal in his state are from Zamfara
The governor of Katsina, Bello Masari, on Monday, November 16, cried out over the activities of bandits in his state.
Masari, who spoke with journalists in Kafur noted that most of these armed criminals come to cause havoc in Katsina and return to their hiding places in Zamfara, The Nation reports.
The governor lamented that the bandits do everything in their power to frustrate his efforts to return peace, security, and order in Katsina.
He called on the Nigerian Army through the help of other security agencies to do its utmost in flushing out the gangs.
Governor Masari said:
“The only places that we are having problems are Faskari, Sabwa, and Dandume local governments but all other local governments in the state, especially Jibia, Batsari, Safana and Danmusa there is relative peace.
“From the reports, I receive every morning if you find any case of rustling or kidnapping is mostly around Faskari, Sabwa, and Dandume. We have been complaining to the military authority to take full control of Gurbi-Gidan Jaja-Kaura Namoda areas of Zamfara State.
“Unless security is fully reinforced in these areas, being the danger zone where most of the bandits live and move freely, we cannot secure Katsina without security in Zamfara, because 99 percent of all the attacks and kidnappings happening in Katsina were from Zamfara.”
Meanwhile, at least 15 people were killed on Sunday, November 15 and many others abducted when kidnappers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja expressway around 5 pm.
The incident happened around Gidan Busa, a village not far away from Rijana, which is 133 kilometers from Abuja. It was gathered that nearly 20 vehicles were forced to stop at the bushy and sloppy location when the gunmen laid siege.
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