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NEWS UPDATE: Katsina winning war against banditry – Gov Masari

NEWS UPDATE: Katsina winning war against banditry – Gov Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina Province says the new measures position in location to combat insecurity in the province are working and that the province is winning the state of war against banditry.

The governor stated this on Tuesday in Katsina at a consultative briefing held with the Government minister of Information and Civilization, Lai Mohammed, on the security state of affairs in the province.

NAN reports that the briefing was attended by heads of security agencies in the province, traditional rulers, political and devout leaders, civil society groups and other stakeholders.

The governor said the suspension of mobile telecommunication networks in 13 local regime areas of the province was yielding fruits because informants of bandits and kidnappers had been cutting off.

He said the demands for ransom which were existence made through telephone calls had been made impossible.

The governor said the ban on the sale of crude products at filling stations around the terra firma borders across the province had made it impossible for the bandits to displace freely.

Recall that the governor had directed that only 2 designated filling stations be allowed to sell fuel of upward to N5000 to motorists in 14 Local Authorities Areas of the province.

Masari, who had reinforced the total ban on the sale of petrol in Jerry cans at filling stations said the province will also implement the ban on the sale of fairly used motorcycles in some markets.

“This is one source they exercise in buying motorcycles for their banditry activities,” he said.

The governor decried the non-compliance to the ban on the exercise of “junction motor parks” in the province and directed district heads to bring together hands with Constabulary in enforcing the directive.

Spell justifying his place that bandits had many known collaborators, Masari said bakers at many adjourning local regime areas to the woods were taking bread to bandits at nighttime.

The governor said some of them do production in the nighttime and create supplies to the bandits.

He reiterated his place that he would not negotiate with bandits describing them as “criminals who are fighting no devout and ideological course of study”.

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