By Ajogwu Jerry
The Executive Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari has applauded the Nigerian Army over the declining rate of banditry in the State.
Masari said the timely directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian Army who in turn swung into action has yielded tremendous results.
He noted that Katsina State is fast experiencing the return of peace and tranquility.
The Governor gave the commendation when he received the Commander who is on Special assignment, Major General H. Otiki in his office.
Masari noted that the renewed commitment of the Army and allied security agencies have accorded him a sigh of relief concerning the trend of kidnapping and banditry in the state.
“In recent times the state was seriously disturbed with increased challenge of insecurity by bandits and kidnappers, who unleashed ruthless killing on innocent lives in parts of the state, but now respite has come through renewed vigour and commitment to duty.’’
Earlier in his speech, General Otiki disclosed that the army has increased its number of personnel deployed for operations in Katsina and Zamfara states as well as strengthened inter agency communication and cooperation especially in the area of intelligence sharing.
He further added that the army will soon deploy unmanned drones to track bandits and their locations even in the forest and other locations to ensure a quick end to the menace.