Augustine Okezie, Katsina
Katsina urged villagers and rural residents to expose fleeing bandits and their informants to quickly end the wave of banditry attacks in some parts of the state.
Governor Aminu Masari's special adviser on security matters, Ahmad Katsina, told The Nation that the continued bombardment of forests by joint security officers forced some of the remnants of the bandits who escaped to seek refuge among residents.
He called on communities to be brave enough to report these suspicious movements to security agencies for immediate action.
According to him: “The fight against banditry must be a collective effort between citizens and the security forces, the security forces without citizen collaboration would find it difficult, so the best approach is collaboration, this is what community policing is. on.
As community members know most of these bandits and their informants, what is needed from them is to partner with and expose the security forces, and this is the safest way to eradicate the threat, therefore, without the support of community, winning this war cannot be easy, but with community support, it will be very easy. "
He added: "Therefore, I am begging community members to appreciate the effort of the security agencies and provide them with the necessary information that will help solve this problem."
He also maintained that residents should channel reports through their community leaders and heads, rather than leaving their areas and coming to Katsina.