Banditry: Sani Bello urges calm, says govt will tame tide

Niger Government has assured citizens of of its resolve to fight banditry and other forms of criminality in , even as it commiserated with families of victims of attack Ukuru village in Mariga Local Government area of the .

A statement issued Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Mary Noel Berje quotes the chief executive, Governor Abubakar Sani- Bello, as saying, “though tackling insecurity as it has to do with banditry, falls within the purview of all levels of government and all citizens, the government has invested heavily in the fight against insecurity by supporting the federal government’s .” 

The statement further said, “Besides the numerous steps, including boosting the morale of the troops the frontline, the Governor Sani-Bello-led government has collaborated effectively with the President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, and saddled with the responsibility of maintaining the internal security of Nigeria.”

The Governor said his heart bleeds for the dead, saying that it is not a hopeless case, as his administration in conjuction with the federal government and continues to fine-tune strategies for combating the menace. 

He assured that with the recent procurement of fighter helicopters and other sophisticated weapons by Federal Government, the war against banditry and other forms of security in the country will soon witness renewed vigour.

The Governor urged the people to be vigilant and report suspicious movement or activities of those alien to their environment and communities to the for prompt .
Governor Sani-Bello had earlier this week embarked inspection tour of Super Camp 4 Operation Sahel Sanity, in Faskari, Katsina State. 

It would be recalled that Ukuru village in Mariga Local Government of the state came under attack bandits, where about 15 persons were reportedly killed.