Niger State Governor and chairman North-central Governors Governor’s forum, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello disclose that, henceforth, there will no longer be a dialogue between Armed Bandits and government in the state.
The Governor, who made the disclosure when he received, in the audience, security chiefs led by DIG AbdulMajid Ali and AIG Zone 7 Hosae karma, at the Government House, Minna, described as most embarrassing the persistent attacks by the criminals stressing that it was time to take the fight to them.
Governor Bello condemned, in strongest terms, the recent killings of security agents at Galadiman Kogo in Shiroro Local Government Area of the State describing the loss of the gallant officers to the bandits as painful and unacceptable.
He said, although reports about the unfortunate attack have been unclear, the suspects who masterminded the heinous crime would not go unpunished, as the government would do everything lawfully possible to bring the bandits to justice and mitigate against future occurrence.
“We are working together with Governors of the Northwest States. Security agencies are making progress in tracking and identifying the locations of the criminals and, very soon, such locations will be verified and attacked”.
Bello, who acknowledged the support and collaboration of the local communities in the renewed efforts to defeat the bandits in the state, expressed optimism that the recent strategies or measures taken by the governors would bring an end to the menace.
He commiserated with Army, Police and families of the gallant officers over the unfortunate incident and prayed God to grant the souls of the deceased eternal rest.
Leader of the team DIG Abdulmojeed Ali while expressing shock, had earlier told the Governor that they were in the state to have first-hand information on the attack carried out on their officers which led to colossal loss of lives.
Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Niger state