Governor Bello, Five others Set to End Banditry

Six governors in the North have joined hands to put an end to banditry in their territories.
Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger State, revealed this on Tuesday while presenting a letter of appointment to the new Emir of Kagara, Ahmed Garba Gunna, as the 2nd Emir of Kagara at Government House Minna.

Keeping the other five governors anonymous, Governor Bello stated they had “all unanimously agreed to fight the bandits terrorising their states. Bello, therefore, advised bandits and their collaborators to change for the better in their own interest or face the wrath of the people and government.”
Bello, who also spoke on the emergence of Garba Gunna as the new Emir of Kagara, said his final selection was an act of God, stressing that he did not in any way interfere in the election process of the new Emir.

He charged the Emir to be alert of security issues challenging the state, particularly in his domain. He urged him to unite with the emirate people to unanimously fight criminals within and outside and bring lasting peace to the area.
Recall that governor Bello had on several occasions been a victim of serial attacks by bandits who invade villages in their hundreds, killing, maiming, setting houses ablaze and kidnapping their victims.
It would also be recalled that the recent attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, which claimed the life of a schoolboy with over 40 others kidnapped and held in captivity for over a week until they were released after a ransom was reportedly paid.

The governors’ joint effort to fight banditry is being emulated from their counterparts in South West who established a regional security outfit, called Amotekun, to address the spate of killings and kidnappings by criminal herders in the region.
Similarly, governors in the South-East had also come up with their security outfit, code-named EbubeAgu, which will checkmate the activities of criminal herders who have attacked many South-East communities two weeks ago, Enugu and Ebonyi states had experienced the most recent killings.

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