The Nigerian Army is asking for more support from the good people of Katsina state, especially in the areas of information gathering and sharing.
This is to strengthen his intelligence network in combating banditry and other related crimes, stirring up not only Katsina in particular, but the entire northwest region.
The Army Chief of Staff, represented by the Nigerian Army's General General Commanding Division 3, Major General Nuhu Angbazo placed the order on Saturday during the Nigerian Army Covid-19 palliative distribution exercise in Faskari, a areas of local government on the frontline of the state.
According to him, the Nigerian Army has ensured that it pays close attention to the non-kinetic aspect of its military operations.
He said that the Army has the support and cooperation of the good people of the states of Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi and Niger to overcome the challenges of insecurity not only in these states, but in the country in general.
More than 500 people, mostly internally displaced within the local government area of Faskari, have so far benefited from palliative care designed to help vulnerable Nigerians.
Meanwhile, a similar exercise is currently taking place in the 36 states of the Federation and FCT.
The measure is part of efforts to improve the existing cordial relationship and in line with the Federal Government's efforts to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic that is plaguing the world.
Two of the beneficiaries interviewed by Channels Television expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Army for the gesture that calls for more military efforts in the fight against banditry and other related crimes in their separate communities in order to return to their normal lives.