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Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Banditry: Masari calls on Katsina residents to acquire weapons, fight back

Banditry: Masari calls on Katsina residents to acquire weapons, fight back

Aminu Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari has urged residents of Katsina, specifically in areas prone to banditry to acquire weapons and defend themselves.

Masari said it is morally wrong for people to submit cheaply to the bandits without any attempt to defend themselves, according to a statement by his media aide, Malam Abdu Labaran,

The governor said this during his visit to Jibia town to condole with the families of 10 people that were recently crushed by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) through reckless driving.

According to him, security is everybody’s business, pointing out that it is not the responsibility of the government alone.

“It is the people’s meek submission that emboldens the bandits to continue with their heinous activities with murderous frequency.

“People must divorce their minds from the mistaken notion that security is government’s sole responsibility alone,” Masari said.

Meanwhile, the governor assured that those killed by the customs operatives would not die in vain.

“Government is perusing all the necessary legal steps to seek redress for the families of the deceased as well as those who sustained various degrees of injuries.

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Army warns against protesting 22 killed in Jos  
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday warned Muslims community and those calling for protest in Jos over the killing of 22 Muslims travellers in Jos on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
There has been a message circulating on social media, calling on Muslims to embark on protest over the killing of 22 travelling devotees in Jos.
Reacting on Tuesday, Major Ishaku Takwa, Military Information Officer, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) said, “The attention of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) has been drawn to a message circulating on social media calling on Muslim youths to embark on peaceful protest slated for tomorrow, Wednesday 18 August 2021.
His words: “The message purportedly stated that the demonstration is expected to commence from Massallacin Jumaa Yan Dankali to Plateau State House of Assembly Complex.”
He said, OPSH is sending a strong warning to those planning this demonstration (if it is true) and the originator of the message to have a rethink, adding that, the 24 hours curfew imposed by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Plateau State Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong on Jos North local government and 12 hour curfew on Jos South and Bassa Local government area is still in place and we are fully deployed to ensure its

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