Masari assures Army of support to tackle kidnappings, others

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THE Katsina State government has assured Army and others tackling banditry, killings and kidnappings of necessary support.

Governor Aminu Masari gave the assurance yesterday when he received a Chief of Army Staff’s delegation, who visited him at the Council Chambers of the General Muhammad Buhari Government House, Katsina State.

He hoped and prayed the visit would be historic in the sense that banditry, killings and kidnappings operating in the state would be drastically reduced.

Chief of Operations and Training, Army Headquarters Maj-Gen. Lamidi Odeosun, who led the delegation, told the governor that the Army appreciated the personal and collective pains of the government and the people of Katsina State.

Maj.-Gen. Adeosun also visited soldiers at the army temporary base in Batsari Local Government.

The council has now turned the hot-bed of banditry and kidnapping activities in Katsina State.

The visit was to enable the Army chief to evaluate security situations and the operation of the troops for necessary adjustments.

General Adeosun told the soldiers during lunch with them to boost their morale that  the Army deemed it necessary to listen to the outcry of citizens disturbed by the security challenges like kidnapping and banditry.

He said: “To this effect, the army is undergoing reforms to change its strategies in fighting banditry and kidnapping through a lot of ways. The special visit to the troop in Katsina State was also meant for the army officials to meet with the traditional and political institutions in the state to further identify ways to success.”

During the visit, Sarki Ruma Katsina and District Head of Batsari Alhaji Tukur Muazu Ruma urged the army to expedite action on tackling security challenges.

He said the people want action against banditry and kidnapping.  The monarch assured his people that help was finally coming their way

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