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‘My Elder Brother With 27 Children, Three Wives Was Killed By Bandits’ – Gov Radda

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Katsina State Governor, Dikko Radda, has recalled how bandits killed his elder brother, survived by three wives and 27 children.

Naija News reports that Radda made this known on Wednesday in Katsina at a press briefing for his one year in office.

The Governor said his saddest moment was any time he received news of bandits’ attacks in the state.

He said, “My saddest moment is when I receive calls that people were killed, houses burnt and women raped by bandits in a particular village. The only way to appreciate that is to put yourself in their shoes, and you will feel it. I have developed that feeling and it remained with me because my senior brother was killed by bandits. He left behind three wives and 27 children.” 

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Radda noted that when his administration came on board, 22 out of the 34 local governments were severely affected by insecurity.

However, the problem was drastically reduced after the state government inaugurated the community security watch corps.

He said that due to the intense pressure being mounted on the criminals, they have now resorted to attacking residents of hard-to-reach areas at night, making it difficult for the security operatives to respond quickly.

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The governor advocated the creation of state police in the country, saying: “Before I became governor, I was a critic of the state police. It is now that I see the importance of that.”

Radda further said that bad eggs in society are affecting the ongoing efforts to fight against insecurity in the state.

He said, “There was a village head who was arrested for collecting N700,000 to allow bandits to attack the village and kill over 30 people.”

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