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Katsina Under Bandits’ Siege – Masari



The security challenges rocking Katsina State for a couple of months have reached an alarming proportion, the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has said.

Citing increasing cases of armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling committed in parts of the state by suspected gunmen, the governor alerted that the state was under siege.

Masari, who spoke at the start of a crucial meeting of security chiefs, traditional rulers and acting chairman of local governments among others critical stakeholders held at the presidential banquet hall, Government House, Katsina, revealed that intelligence reports  available indicated growing cases of the menace of suspected bandits.

He disclosed that urgent steps had to be taken at the meeting on the way out of the dangerous security threats facing the state which borders troubled communities in Zamfara State.

He maintained that the prevailing situation was a serious threat to survival of the people of the state, adding that it is the responsibility of government and those steering the security apparatus to protect the lives and property of all.

Masari stressed the need for collective efforts in addressing the challenges for the improved socio-economic activities in the state, while calling on Katsina citizens to assist security agencies with useful information to effectively tackle the situation.

He equally solicited continuous prayers for God‘s intervention to overcome the security challenges facing the state and the nation.








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