Banditry: Niger govt reassures Kagara residents on security

By Valentine Amanze

The Niger State government has appealed to residents of Kagara town in Rafi Local Government Area of the state to remain calm and peaceful.

It also advised them to be law-abiding as the government was deploying resources to ensure the protection of their lives and property.

This appeal is coming against the backdrop of bandits' attack on the town and the panic elicited by a social media video, in which the residents of the area were seen running helter skelter and calling for intervention from the state government and the army.

In a message of condolence, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, via his
Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, maintained that no responsible government would allow law-abiding and innocent citizens to be mauled down.

The governor acknowledged the enormity of the security challenges in the state, but assured the people that the state in active collaboration with President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies remain undaunted in its war against the criminals making life miserable for the people.

The governor, however, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the attack, and prayed for speedy recovery for the injured victims.

He solicited the cooperation of the people for their useful information to the security agencies, assuring them that their identity would be kept confidential.

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