The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says bandits have been boxed-in in Katsina and other North-West states.
Mohammed stated that the security measures adopted by the governors in the fight against bandits and criminals in the state are beginning to yield positive results.
He made this known on Tuesday when he visited Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State at the Government House in Katsina.
Mohammed added that the “table is turning” against bandits in the North-West region after security measures imposed by governors got the bandits boxed in, and the military stepped up its kinetic approach.
The minister stated that the positive efforts of the governors have not received media attention, urging the press to encourage the governors and help in the fight against banditry.
He said, “We are here to get first-hand information on the great efforts of the Katsina State government and other affected states in the North-west to combat the menace of banditry and sundry crimes.
“There is no doubt that the table is turning against the bandits since Katsina and other affected states came up with a number of novel measures that got the bandits boxed in, and the military stepped up its kinetic approach.
“Unfortunately, these positive efforts have not received the kind of media attention given
to the banditry.
“We believe these efforts should be trumpeted, not just for the sake of trumpeting it, but as a way of encouraging the states involved, the security agencies that have been risking it all to ensure that we are all safe and the federal government that has done so much, especially in the procurement of platforms, to put the military and other security agencies in a better stead to tackle not just banditry and kidnapping but also terrorism.”