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KATSINA – Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has expressed regret that despite government’s efforts, 10 out of the 34 local government areas of the state face daily attacks by bandits.

Masari made this assertion on Thursday when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruq Yahaya who paid him a courtesy visit in Katsina.

He said even though incidences of insecurity has drastically reduced in the state but some areas are still recording pockets of attacks.

The Governor however advised the military authorities to deploy the use of modern technology in going after bandits, kidnappers and other criminal-minded persons.

“We are lucky now that we have modern technology that could be used against these criminals, with modern technology a lot can be achieved in fighting criminals with fewer personnels”.

Masari posited that the issue of security is the collective responsibility of all, stressing that, “the issue of security should not be left solely to the men in uniform”.

The Governor stressed that Nigerians want to see the army back to the barracks, while the police should be made to occupy the civil space for law enforcement.

In his remarks, the chief of army staff Lt. General Faruq Yahaya commended the efforts of Governor Aminu Bello Masari in supporting the Army’s operations in Katsina state.


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