By Our Correspondent
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has tasked the Nigerian police to take the war to the bandits to eliminate their leaders.
Masari stated this today while receiving the Inspector-General of police, Alhaji Usman Alkali Baba who paid him a courtesy call at the government house Katsina.
The governor stressed that the elimination of the boastful bandits leaders will send clear messages to their foot soldiers and boost people’s morale.
” This leaders are known, their hideouts know they even appear on social media boasting about their criminal exploit. This makes it easier for the security to reach them and eliminate them” he added.
Similarly, Masari has advised the security agencies to fully embrace the use of technology infighting banditry and other criminalities, adding ” you don’t have the number to cover everywhere, therefore the use of technology will cover the gap”.
The governor revealed that the state has initiated the third tier security initiative to involve people at the grassroot in maintening security at the community level across the state.
He however lamented the havoc caused by the activities of informants who according to him aided the bandits and other criminals in attacking people and kidnapping them.
” People in the community knows everyone and can therefore easily identify criminals in their domain. Help the security by providing credible information on crimes” he said.
In his remark, the inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Usman Alkali Baba has disclosed that from 2020-2021 the police will recruit 20000 personnel to boost their fight against criminals
He commended Katsina state government for it’s support to security personnel especially the police operating in the state.