Give us intelligence information on bandits, criminals…Kastina govt. task communities
Aug.8, 2020 – In a bid to tackle the recent banditry in the communities, the Kastina State government has called on commuters to provide security agencies with intelligence information to enable them apprehend armed bandits and other criminal elements.
The Special Adviser to the state governor security Matters, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed-Katsina, made the appeal on Saturday when he visited Faskari Local Government Area to assess how farming activities were picking up.
The Humanitarian Post reports that farming activities have been brought to a halt in communities as farmers are constantly been attacked by armed bandits and other criminals on their farmlands.
Ahmed-Katsina said that it was only through intelligence reports gathered that the security agents could win the war against banditry and enable farmers record improved agricultural productivity.
He urged residents particularly in rural communities to continue to expose bandits and criminals activities in the state.
He explained that the state government would continue to do everything humanly possible to support the army and the other security agents to succeed in the ongoing fight against criminal activities in the state.
Ahmed-Katsina further commended the security agents for their efforts, and advised them to keep up the good work.
The Security adviser also urged the media to continue to enlighten the public on the need for them to continue to support the ongoing fight against banditry and other criminal activities.
District Head of Faskari, Alhaji Aminu Tukur, said that peace had started returning to the area, stating that a few months back, commuters could not sleep peacefully.
“Some months back, we could not sleep with our two eyes closed; but now with the deployment of the army into the area, there is relative peace.
“You can see farmers in their farmlands doing farming activities in various places,” he said.
Kabiru Haasan, a farmer in the community appreciated the efforts by the government in tackling the banditry so far.
Speaking the minds of other farmers, Hassan however, called on the government and security agents to continue to do more in addressing security challenges so that the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) could return home.