Governor Aminu Masari has appealed to security agencies to come to the help of residents of the state troubled by banditry.
The Governor decried the assaults whereas receiving Leo Irabor, chief of defence coaching and operations, and different senior officers from the defence headquarters in Abuja.
Governor Masari who said that the bandit assaults in the state have gotten overwhelming, mentioned residents have been residing in worry after over 50 folks had been killed in two weeks.
“They are, by the times, loosing confidence in us as their leaders, saddled with the accountability of securing their lives and properties.
“I’m so saddened with the state of affairs we’re in now, as a result of to most of our folks in the troubled areas, COVID-19 is not even a problem.
“It could have taken over the world and the information about it, however not right here. Attacks by armed bandits have have grow to be a every day affair. In about 2 weeks, we’ve got misplaced greater than 50 folks. At our personal finish and inside the sources obtainable, we’ve got offered help to the security agencies.
“We even brokered peace by way of an Amnesty and reconciliatory drive. Some of the bandits repented and joined us in the battle, they had been nonetheless overpowered by the unrepentant ones who’re extra refined.
“I am using this opportunity to inform the defense headquarters that our people have started mooting the idea of taking up arms against the bandits no matter the consequences. We are doing our best to stop them and assure them that our security agencies are on top of the situation.”