Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Chairman of the Northwest Governors Forum on Thursday met with governors of the North-West zone including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, over the increased rate of banditry in the region.
Governor Masari during the meeting said that he is confident that the insecurity being faced by the Northwest region will be subdued.
The governor disclosed this on this Twitter handle.
He said that they had fruitful discussions and deliberations on the best ways they believed insecurity being faced in the states could be subdued and that these deliberations will according to him be forwarded to appropriate quarters for further action.
“I hosted Governors of the North-West zone and that of Niger state.
“We had fruitful discussions and deliberations on the best ways we believe the insecurity being faced in the states will be subdued
“These deliberations will be forwarded to appropriate quarters for further action”.
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State says Nigeria has become economically attractive to kidnappers and bandits within the Sahel region of the continent.
The northeast region in recent times has been experiencing attacks from bandits disguising as gunmen and kidnappers.
Governor Masari in his recent interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today said Nigeria has become economically attractive to kidnappers and bandits within the Sahel region of the continent.
He also opposed the issue of granting amnesty to the bandits, stating that the idea is enabling the miscreants to continue with their crimes.
According to him, the security situation in the country has improved since the All Progressives Congress (APC) took the reigns.
“When we started in 2015 in the North-West, it was cattle-rustling. Gradually, it now developed into banditry, rape, kidnappings. When all that they (bandits) can steal from the villagers along the fringes finished, they moved to the rustling of goats, sheep, and even chicken.
“What we should do and what the government should do now is (about) high-profile kidnapping. In my state, they kidnapped four relatives of very senior government officials. When they cannot get anything to sustain themselves, they resort to high-profile kidnappings for money in cities and towns. That is the danger, that is something we must work hard to stop,” the governor opined.