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Masari decries insecurity in northern states, seeks urgent help

Northern governors ban herdsmen, others from bearing arms

The Katsina State governor Aminu Masari on Saturday decried the manner in which northern states are ravaged by insecurity.

He said urgent intervention was needed to save the situation of things in the state.

He also pleaded with the security sub-committee set up by the Northern Governors’ Forum to come up with solutions to swing into immediate action to nip in the bud, the security challenges facing the North.

0Masari made the call at the opening of the committee’s meeting in Katsina.

He lamented that the security challenges afflicting the north vary from one state to another.

He said, “We need to see what we can really do and I believe at various states and local government areas, there are things that we can do with limited resources and time to achieve certain level of normalcy in our communities.”

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Masari also advised them to critically investigate the root causes of the problems and come up with broader solutions.

Meanwhile, a Special Adviser on Security in Gombe State, Mr Mohammed Wakili, while responding to Masari, promised that the committee would do the needful to ensure normalcy in the affected states.

Ripples Nigeria had reported Governor Aminu Masari’s call on the military to deal ruthlessly with bandits in Katsina State.

He requested the military to prove its might by intervening and dealing decisively with bandits who have been disrupting peace in the state.

Masari made the call when he received a delegation of military top officers who were on a courtesy visit to the governor at the General Muhammadu Buhari Government House, Katsina.

He noted that they had initially engaged peace and dialogue with the recalcitrant bandits to see how best peace could be restored without firing of bullets.

The governor explained that they had first chosen peace and dialogue “because people fighting themselves are neighbours; it was initially between farmers and herders.

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