Katsina Banditry: 19 LGA flashpoints identified as phone charging business outlets suspended
By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina
AS part of continuous measure in tackling insecurity, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has, in Executive order No 4, announced the suspension of business outlets engaging in phone charging business in the banditry prone areas of the state.
He also identified Nineteen, 19, local government areas as bandit’s flashpoints.
The Governor made this known while inaugurating the committee on Monitoring and Enforcement of the Security Challenges (Containment) Order today, Monday.
Masari said the committee is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that its terms of reference and other items not mentioned are applied in the bid to restoring normalcy in the State.
The Nineteen local government areas that were identified by Governor Masari as the flash point areas are where the committee is expected to beam their searchlight.
The local government areas include: Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Paskari, Sabuwa, Kurfi, Danja, Kaita, Bakori, Funtua, Kankara, Musawa, Matazu, Dutsima, Mai’adua, Malumfashi and Funtua
According to the Katsina State Governor, the state government will continue studying the predicament aimed at bring further measures that will help address the security challenges facing the state.
He also disclosed that, other States within the North-West are also taking same measures in order to simultaneously tame the tight of banditry in the zone.
The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba is the Chairman while the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa will serve as secretary of the committee respectively.
CP Sanusi Buba, who is the committee Chairman, while thanking Governor Masari, said they have taken note of the terms of reference and the leverages given to them to consider other possibilities in bringing a lasting solution to the security challenges in the State.
He assured the Governor that the committee will work round assiduously, with the fear of God, in ensuring total compliance with the Executive Order issued to move against bandits and their associates so that the good people of Katsina State can sleep again with their two eyes closed.
Buba, however, warned criminals that security agencies will not relent on the onslaught against banditry and other criminal elements in the State.