… Says bandits are grouping in Kano
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on the Nigerian Army to help sustain the fragile peace in the state.
Ganduje sought for help during courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Farouk Yahaya, and service chiefs at the Defence and Services Headquarters on Thursday.
Ganduje said, “I am also here to seek the help of the Nigerian Army to sustain the peace in Kano State; bandits have converted some forests in the state to hideouts.
The governor also raised an alarm that bandits had started grouping themselves in Falgore forest in Kano, adding that they might be planning to carry out attacks on communities in the state.
He said the state government was working hard to open up the forests, saying he was committed to supporting the security agencies to sustain relative peace in the state.
Ganduje urged the Nigerian Army to hasten the work on the Army Training Depot at Falgore forest.
He said this was to ensure that the military took total control of the forest.
Ganduje attributed the prevailing peace in the state to the cordial relationship between the government and security agencies.
Responding, the Chief of Army Staff, promised to visit Falgore to see how work could resume on the army training facility in the forest.
Yahaya said that the Nigerian Army in synergy with sister services and other security agencies was committed to overcoming security challenges across the country.
The Kano governor also visited the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor and other service chiefs.