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Dan-Musa Killings: Masari asks security agencies to arrest bandits

“The Katsina state government also wishes to assure the general public that security agencies are on top of the situation.”

• November 30, 2022
Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari and Bandits
Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari and Bandits

Governor Aminu Masari’s government has directed security agencies to fish out bandits that attacked Dan-Musa local government area headquarters, killing two people.

Following the attack, residents of the area trooped out on a protest march seeking intervention.

Ibrahim Ahmed-Katsina, Mr Masari’s special adviser on security matters, noted in a statement that the government condemned the heinous crime.

He assured that government would do everything humanly possible to bring those responsible to book.

“Government is working to apprehend those responsible for the unfortunate incident of banditry at Dan-Musa on Tuesday leading to protest and wanton destruction of public property by some aggrieved youths,” said the statement.

It added, “Katsina state government also wishes to assure the general public that security agencies are on top of the situation as normalcy has since returned to the area. While the government sympathises with the families of the two victims, it will not condone any act of lawlessness.”

The statement further disclosed that security agencies “have been directed to fish out the perpetrators and take appropriate actions against them.” 

It urged the public to “go about their normal business,” adding that “security agencies are investigating the remote and immediate causes of the incident with a view of averting a repeat.”


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