Banditry in Katsina will soon fizzle out – Sen. Barkiya



Senator representing Katsina Central, Sen. Kabiru Barkiya has said that the incessant banditry in the state would fizzle out soon.

Barkiya said this while answering questions from news men in Abuja on Thursday.

Gov. Aminu Bello Masari of the state had, last week in Abuja at the Presidential Villa,  expressed concern to President Muhamnadu Buhari that nine out of the 34 local government areas in the state were under the siege of bandits.

Barkiya said: “Banditry in Katsina is no doubt worrisome because some of the abductors were even from my own local government but going by serious counter offensives being launched against the mindless criminals from military and police commands within and outside the state, the crime will soon be a thing of the past.

“All hands are on deck in the state by all stakeholders in getting the bandits out which will surely come to pass very soon.

” Strategies already mapped out for that by both the state government and Federal Government cannot be disclosed here but the heat is seriously on the criminals now,” he said.

According to him, unlike banditry, Katsina is more or less free from Coronavirus pandemic, as most citizens go about their daily endeavours.

He explained that during the peak of the pandemic across the country, all the stakeholders in Katsina, particularly the three serving senators, collaborated with the state government in terms of sensitisation of the people and provision of palliatives to indigents across the state .

“We thank God the COVID– 19 is at minimum,” he said.

Edited By: Nick Nicholas/Kayode Olaitan (NAN)


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