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Katsina State Government has accused some security agents of aiding bandits in perpetuating banditry and other criminal activities in the State.
Secretary to the Katsina State Government (SSG), Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, while speaking to the Commander, 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-Gen. Emmanuel Eric Emekah said; ‘There are informants in the security agencies because some security personnel give criminals all the assistance they require in terms of information and facilities’
The Brigade Commander who was deployed to Katsina recently was on a courtesy visit.
The SSG who doubles as the head of the Katsina State Security Committee, challenged leadership of security agencies to fish out bad eggs within their ranks and treat them as criminals.
‘So, it is very important that you also focus your attention on these informants,‘ Inuwa stated, noting that ‘the bandits even tamper with the communication system because they communicate and they move around.
‘One thing I want to assure you is that the state government is committed to giving you all the necessary cooperation.
‘This, I assure you, we will continue to partner with you and our doors are always open to discuss issues that will bring lasting solutions.’
While responding, the Brigade Commander assured that the Army was committed to improving on its operations in Katsina.
‘My coming this morning is to introduce myself to you in line with the changes that have taken place in the Nigerian Army and I was privileged to have been posted to Katsina State as Commander of 17 brigade.
‘I am aware that the Army is doing its best, my predecessor briefed me adequately and I have also interacted with my staff and I have been able to go to some of the locations and I will continue after this visit‘, he added.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK