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Governors Visit Katsina, Pledge To Be Tough On Banditry, Other Crimes

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Member of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) visit Governor Aminu Masari at the Katsina State Government on December 22, 2020.

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has given the assurance that it will be tough on banditry, kidnapping, and other forms of criminality bedevilling the country.

NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, gave the assurance on behalf of the members on Tuesday in Katsina State.

He spoke when he led a delegation of the NGF to pay a solidarity visit to Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, and the people of the state over the recent abduction and rescue of the students of the Government Science Secondary School, Ƙankara.

According to Fayemi, the forum will work hard to identify and tackle the major causes of the security problems and intensify social investment programme targeted at addressing social inequality and poverty in the country.

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for working closely with the Katsina State government in ensuring the release of the schoolchildren by their abductors.

The Ekiti State governor promised that members of the NGF would work together to return the country to the path of peace, progress, development, and prosperity.

On December 11, a group of bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School in Ƙankara, a local government area in Katsina.

The attack which was carried out in the night left hundreds of students missing, according to authorities in the state.

Following an outcry that trailed the incidents, a total of 344 schoolboys were released on Thursday last week after spending six nights in captivity.

They were transported from Tsafe in Zamfara to Katsina where they were reunited with their parents after being examined for possible medical attention.

The Boko Haram terrorist group, which has carried out a series of attacks in the North East for more than a decade, had claimed responsibility for the abduction.

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