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Niger State to support Military in checkmating increase in banditry

The Niger State Government in North Central Nigeria, has promised to partner with the Military and other security agencies in bringing an end to banditry and other forms of criminality in parts of  the state.

The Governor, Abubakar Bello, assured the people that the war against banditry and other forms of security threat in the country would soon witness renewed vigour, with the recent procurement of more sophisticated military weapon by the Nigerian Government.

The Governor urged the people of Niger state to be vigilant and report suspicious movements in their environment to the security agencies for prompt action.

“Though tackling insecurity as it has to do with banditry, falls within the purview of all levels of government and all citizens, the state government has invested heavily in the fight against insecurity by supporting the Nigerian government’s efforts.

“Besides the numerous steps, including boosting the morale of the troops on the frontline, the government of Niger State, has collaborated effectively with President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies, saddled with the responsibility of maintaining the internal security of Nigeria,” the Governor said in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Mary Berje.

The Nigerian Police had confirmed a reported case of an attack on Ukuru village in Mariga Local Government area of the state, where 15 persons were reportedly killed.

The Governor of Niger State, Abubkar Sani Bello, alongside Nasir El Rufa’I of Kaduna State, commended the Nigerian Army for super Camps initiatives, on their recent visit to Camp 4 Operation Sahel Sanity, in Faskari, Katsina State.

 

Source: Voice of Nigeria