The Governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda has asserted that he is part of the bandits’ target going by the fresh security reports that was recently intercepted.
The governor disclosed this during an expanded emergency security stakeholders meeting held on Friday at the Council Chamber of General Muhammadu Buhari Government House, Katsina.
He explained that bandits in the state have come up with a new strategy of abducting only the poor people who do not have a guarantee of three square meals because most of their informants supplying them with intelligence are nowhere to be found.
Governor Radda revealed that the bandits nowadays mobilise their colleagues from other states to abduct people in efforts to sabotage government efforts of restoring people.
Radda who was speaking in Hausa however, encouraged residents to regroup, organize, and depend themselves against bandits attacks.
“They now come on a rampage and abduct the poor people who have no guarantee of three square mills to sabotage our efforts.
“And going by the security reports, I am part of the bandit’s target, but this has not bothered me at all, and this will not deter us from our efforts of restoring people because God will protect us.
“These problems if we don’t take it seriously, will finish us. We encourage people to organize themselves and depend on themselves against the bandits,” he stated.
While talking about the lingering price increase in foodstuffs, the governor believed that the situation ignited by traders was threatening the existence of the country.
He maintained that the attitudes of some traders mostly grain dealers exporting various food commodities to neighboring Niger, Mali, and some parts of Libya will not be condoned. The governor recalled that protests have rocked Niger and Kano states and Katsina State must take measures to avoid it.