- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has raised an alarm over the gathering of some bandits in popular forests in the state
- Ganduje, who visited the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday, June 3, said the bandits may attack the state any moment if something is not done urgently
- The governor urged the security operatives to double their efforts in tackling the incessant killings and kidnappings in the country
FCT, Abuja - Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano, said on Thursday, June 3, that bandits have taken over the forests in the state and converted them to hideouts.
The Punch reports that the governor is calling for military intervention in the state, adding that the bandits were gathering in Falgore Forest and might be planning to carry out attacks.
Legit.ng gathered that Ganduje said this at a meeting with the service chiefs at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
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“I am also here to seek the help of the Nigerian Army to sustain the peace in Kano state. Bandits have converted some forests in the state into hideouts. The bandits are grouping in Falgore Forest and may be planning to attack our people."
This Day also reports that Ganduje condoled with the Nigerian Army over the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other officers, describing their death as painful, untimely and sorrowful.
In his remarks, the acting COAS, Major General Yahaya Farouk, reiterated the commitment of the Army in conjunction with, other arms of the Armed Forces and security agencies to contain insecurity across the country.
The Army boss also promised to visit the Falgore forest and see ways work can resume on Army facilities there.
Nigerian leaders have failed the country
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, lambasted Nigerian leaders over the growing insecurity in the country, saying they have no blood in their hearts.
Bishop Kukah said this in his homily at the burial of late Rev Fr. Alphosus Yasshim Bello at Our Lady of Apostles Catholic Church, Independence Way, Kaduna.
Fr. Bello was kidnapped and murdered by suspected bandits on Friday, May 21, in Katsina. He was kidnapped alongside Rev Fr Joseph Keke.
The clergyman wondered why the Nigerian government has not considered declaring kidnappers as a terrorist group.
In a related report, the abductors of the over 136 students and staff of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina, in the Rafi local government area of Niger state, demanded the sum of N110 million as a ransom for the safe release of the victims.
The bandits also threatened to kill the victims should the school or their parents fail to meet their demands this week.