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Banditry: Katsina Govt Urges Residents To Be Vigilant, Join Forces With Security Agencies

Channels Television  
Updated July 19, 2020
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, speaks during a visit to an IDP camp in the state on June 28, 2020.

 

The Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has asked residents especially those living in the front line communities to always remain vigilant and inculcate the habit of raising an alarm over suspicious characters or movement of bandits terrorising innocent citizens of the state.

According to Masari, the military or the police cannot win the banditry fight alone, as they don’t have the numbers, neither all the equipment required.

“But with the support of government and residents, there is a better chance of stamping our crime in the state,” he said.

The governor further warned residents to desist from misinforming the security agencies about the movements of the bandits and also informing the bandits about the movements of security agencies and informing kidnappers or rapists about potential target.

He gave the warnings on Sunday at the newly established Katsina People’s Square at a special party meeting aimed at briefing members of the party on the events that have led to the resolution of the central working committee of the party.

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He said the directives given by the party that all litigations, and court cases should be withdrawn within 14 days is to give the interim management committee an opportunity to fill in vacancies of those that lost their offices due to the resolution.

Governor Masari, therefore, called for unity among the party members, reminding them of the role expected from every member of the with regards to the issue of security.

“security is very important, and should not be left only in the hands of security agencies,” he said.

“We are all involved because we are victims of banditry, kidnapping, rape and other criminalities in the state. All should be vigilant especially those of you living in the rural communities”.