Niger State Government has reassured people of the State of its commitment to reinstate peace and security to the areas experiencing distress as a result of armed banditry and kidnapping.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed this when he led a high powered State Government delegation to Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of the State to condole with the Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Salihu Tanko, and the people of the Emirate over the unfortunate killing of the District Head of Madaka, Malam Zakari Yau Idris and the kidnapping of the District Head of Gunna, Alhaji Abdulhameed Mohammed who is still at large.
Ahmed Matane described as sad and unfortunate the killing and kidnapping of the District Heads in the Local Government, stressing that Government is worried about the activities of armed bandits, kidnappers and as such it is leaving no stone unturned in tackling the dastardly act to a logical conclusion.
The SSG condemned in strong terms the degree of carnage and mayhem Bandits and Kidnappers are causing to some parts of the State and reiterated the Government continued determination the rid the State of any security threat.
According to Ahmed Matane, “the present administration led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello will continue to vote resources necessary to address our security challenges and support the security agencies in the State to find a lasting solution to the insecurity bedeviling the State”.
He then called on the people of the State to intensify prayers, be very vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious characters, movements, or objects to security agencies, adding that security is everybody’s business and that all hands must be on deck in complementing government efforts toward safeguarding lives and property of citizens.
In his remarks, the Chief of Staff to the Governor of the State, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe enjoined the people of Kagara Emirate and Nigerlites as a whole to pray fervently in order to put an end to this ungodly situation.
The Chief of State reassured the people of the Emirate and the State of the present administration’s readiness to step up efforts toward curbing armed banditry, kidnapping, and other criminal activities in the State.
Earlier, the Chairman, Rafi Local Government, Samaila Musa Dan-Modibbo called on the Federal Government to establish Military Super Camp in the area.
The Chairman expressed optimism that the establishment of Military Super Camp in the area would no doubt address the migration, unacceptable wanton carnage, and other security challenges perpetrated by bandits, kidnappers, and cattle rustlers in the area.
Responding, the Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Salihu Tanko represented by Tafidan Kagara, Alhaji Shahabudeen Isah told the delegation that Kagara Emirate is in a security crisis especially the activities of armed bandits and called on the State Government to expedite action towards the establishment of Military Super Camp in the area.
The Emir commended the State Government for not resting on its oars in the protection of lives and properties of the citizenry as well as the provision of adequate security to the people.
The SSG was accompanied to Kagara by Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, member representing Rafi Local Government at the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi G. Magani, members of the State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries, Directors General, and other top Government functionaries.