A high powered fact finding Security Chiefs were in Katsina State on Wednesday, May 23, 2019 to ascertain the extent of Bandits activities in some Local Government areas of the state.
The fact finding team were in Katsina State based on the Directives of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Prior to the fact finding visit to the state, Governor Aminu Bello Masari was in Abuja where he briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the bandits’ activities.
Consequently, President Buhari directed the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olanishakin to be in Katsina in order to brief him more on the Bandits activities for necessary action.
The Security Team under the Leadership of Major General B.I.Ahanotu was at the Government House Katsina where the Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu held a closed door meeting with them.
Major General Ahanotu while briefing the Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu and Secretary to the state Government, Dr. Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa said, ”We are in Katsina State on a Fact finding Mission”.
Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu while responding to the team, said Katsina State has recorded and suffered various attacks from Bandits.
He thanked the Federal Government for its prompt respond on the issue.
Security Chiefs among the team includes:- Brigade Commander of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Katsina, Brigadier General L Omoniyi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali and Senior Officers from the Army, Air force, State Security Service and the Police.
No further information on how long the team would be in the state was made available.