The Executive Governor of Katsina state Aminu Masari has called on communities in the state to be on the alert as the bandits who are on intense pressure from army operations in Zamfara are finding safe haven in his state.
The governor made the call on Wednesday when the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir, paid him the traditional Sallah Homage.
Aminu Masari urged communities in the state to expose criminals dislodged by the ongoing military operations in neighboring Zamfara State.
“You know the army and the Nigerian Air Force have launched an operation against bandits in Zamfara State”. “Some of the bandits have started relocating to communities around Rugu Forest in Katsina State”.
President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the establishment of Operation Whirl Stroke II in Zamfara, Kaduna states following the continued killing of innocent citizens by armed bandits. The combined 1000 troops of the army and air force has began operation in zamfara state code named DIRAN MIKIYA and operation SHARAN DAJI which has recorded huge success.
Katsina state governor said concerning the bandits: “They are the rustlers and kidnappers terrorizing people in the society. “Expose them and their hideouts because they are of no importance other than causing trouble.” he said.