Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has bemoaned incessant attacks by bandits in the state.
Speaking on Wednesday after suspected bandits killed five people during multiple attacks at Faskari and Sabuwa local government areas of the state, Masari described the menace as bandit virus.
“The state is daily recording attacks from unrepentant bandits.
“It is a very terrible situation about our people. This is not about coronavirus, it is about bandits virus.
“The DPO of Faskari was nearly killed as a result of gunshots and he is presently in the hospital. We hope he will survive the attack.
“Same night yesterday in the village of Sabuwa LGA, five people were killed and all their animals rustled.
“In the same night, the head of Danmusa Local Government, who comes from Sabuwa LGA, the bandits went and kidnapped him with his son” the Governor said.
“It is a daily occurrence. My reporting officer, every morning when he sees my face, doesn’t want to tell me what had happened not knowing I have heard it earlier.
“The residents were threatening to take arms yesterday around 3.00 a.m. but I had to plead with their political leadership in Faskari because they have mobilised to go all out” he said.
It would be recalled that the Governor, last August met the leaders of the bandits in their hideouts for peace talks. However, the attacks in the state has continued unabated leading to loss of several lives.