Insecurity: Blame Service Chiefs Not Buhari For Banditry – Katsina Governor Masari

Katsina state Governor Aminu Masari
Katsina state Governor Aminu Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has blamed Service Chiefs for the increase rate of banditry in the state, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari has done all it takes to ensure security in the region.

He made the remarks while presenting a N10 million economic empowerment cheque to 1,000 women and N7 million scholarship support cheque to 701 students in the Rimi Local Government Area of the state.

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The Governor said he finds it hard to understand why the Service Chiefs have not done more to help the region, since they are all Northerners, Channels TV reports.

He expressed that the bandits are now camouflaging and living with the people, stressing;

We know them and their parents. To identify bandits in rural communities is not a difficult task, because you know his business, his farmland capacity, his livestock. And if one day he buys a new motorcycle amounting to over N200,000 naira, then you must know that he is selling people’s lives.

Katsina State, President Buhari’s home state, has been a hot zone for banditry in recent times alongside other North-West states.

In June, Katsina youths took to the streets in the state capital to protest against the loss of innocent lives and properties resulting from the recurrent bandit attacks.

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On August 10, bandits attacked the Kurfi area of the state and kidnapped a 13-year-old girl.

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