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Support troops’ anti-banditry operations in North-West, Masari urges Nigerians

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The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has called on all Nigerians, especially those living in the North-West to support ongoing anti-banditry operations in the region.

The Governor made this statement when the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya paid him a courtesy call on Thursday at the Government House, Katsina.

The Chief of Army Staff was on an operational tour of 8 Division, as well as formations and units under the Division’s area of responsibility.

In a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed that Governor Masari observed that there had been a significant improvement in the security situation of Katsina State.

The statement noted that “While expressing appreciation to the military and security agencies, Governor Masari urged the troops to sustain the momentum of the ongoing operations, particularly in rural communities, adding that this is necessary to halt isolated cases of killings and abductions by bandits in those areas.”

While expressing appreciation to the military and security agencies, Governor Masari urged the troops to sustain the momentum of the ongoing operations, particularly in rural communities, adding that this is necessary to halt isolated cases of killings and abductions by bandits in those areas.

He reiterated the state government’s commitment and continued support to Nigerian Army (NA) and other security agencies in tackling security challenges in the state.

Delivering his remarks, the COAS expressed gratitude to the Governor and people of Katsina  state for their support to the NA. He reassured of improved security in the state and the north west as a whole. Gen Yahaya reaffirmed his determination to enhance   collaboration with the state government, as well as synergy with other security agencies in restoring peace and security in the region.

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