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Katsina gov, Masari, promises hell to unrepentant bandits amid battle against COVID-19



The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari has promised hell to unrepentant bandits amid the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the state which has recorded 37 new cases of the virus bringing its total number of confirmed infections to 75.

Governor Masari, who issued the warning on Tuesday while addressing a press conference in Government House, reiterated his administration’s readiness to eliminate bandits that have been terrorising some communities in the state.

Masari who said that the state government in collaboration with security operatives would not spare any bandit that refused to embrace its peace accord also admitted the state was facing double tragedy from the COVID-19 pandemic and heinous activities of the marauding recalcitrant bandits.

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He said; “We have twin problems in Katsina, which are COVID-19 and the unrepentant bandits still kidnapping, rustling and killing people in our localities, especially on those eight frontline Local Government Areas bordering Rugu forest.

“We are making an unflinching effort in synergy with security agencies to end the activities of these unrepentant bandits that are still attacking our villages. Government will not relent until these bad elements are eliminated in our state,” he added.

Governor Masari had announced during a press briefing on Monday, that out of the 37 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Katsina, 14 of them are medical personnel.

According to the governor most of them are working in the FMC and others at Private clinics.

Katsina had also recorded four deaths, bringing the number of total deaths recorded in the state to seven.

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