Katsina state Governor, Aminu Masari has met with the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, to find a lasting solution to recent attacks by bandits and other criminal elements across communities in the state.
Also present at the meeting was the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji as well as other security stakeholders led by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Sanusi Buba.
The closed door meeting which lasted for about two hours was held at the state Government House, Katsina.
According to the NSA, the purpose of the meeting was to identify the underlining causes of the recent attacks from a collective point of view.
Addressing journalists, Monguno expressed optimism that security agencies can effectively deal with the criminal elements behind the attacks.
He said, “We need to build and restore the confidence of the local community and we had necessary reassurance from the state governor.”
In the past weeks dozens of people have been killed with property worth millions of naira destroyed in bandit and criminal attacks in several parts of Katsina state