A senator representing Katsina Central in the Senate, Kabiru Barkiya, has declared that banditry will soon be a thing of the past in the State.
Senator Barkiya told journalists at the National Assembly complex yesterday that the menace of banditry was being tackled aggressively by both the federal and state governments.
He said, “Banditry in Katsina is no doubt worrisome because some of the abductees were even from my own local government, but going by serious counter-offensives being launched against the mindless criminals from Military and Police Commands within and outside the state, the crime will soon be a thing of the past. All hands are on deck in the state by all stakeholders in getting the bandits out, which will surely come to pass very soon.
“Strategies already mapped out for that by both the state and federal governments cannot be disclosed here but the heat is seriously on the criminals now,” he said .
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state had last week in Abuja during a visit to the presidential illa, lamented that nine out of the 34 local government areas in the state, were under the siege of the armed bandits.
The lawmaker pointed out that save for the scourge of banditry, the state is free from the coronavirus pandemic, as most residents go about their normal businesses without any fear.