Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has called for sustained collaboration between communities and security forces to overcome banditry. The governor said this in a message to the people of Birnin Gwari local government following attacks by bandits.
Malam Nasir El-Rufai received with sadness reports of bandit attacks in Doka and Magandavillages. He praised the communities for their vigilance and their collaboration with the military to thwart the attacks. The governor said the state regrets the loss of lives and offered his condolence to the communities and the military over the incident.
The governor condoled families of security personnel that lost their lives in the course of repelling the bandits, he also wished civilians that sustained injuries speedy recovery.
The governor in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, said that the government is monitoring developments in Birnin Gwari local government.
He reiterated the firm resolve of the government to overcome rural banditry, with the support of communities and the assistance of security assets provided by the Federal Government. The statement disclosed that sustained vigilance by communities and the information they provide are very crucial to assisting the security agencies.
Aruwan reiterated that the government threats every security information with the utmost agency, as it discharges its obligation to protect lives and property.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity)
21st March 2018