The Presidency said that some crowned heads in Katsina state are sponsoring bandits to attack residents of the Northern state
In an interview on Monday, Garba Shehu, Presidential Spokesman, stated that some traditional rulers have been collaborating with the bandits to unleash violent attacks in the state.
Garba Shehu said the President alone cannot solve the issue of banditry in the country, adding that every citizen has a duty to the nation to provide information to security agencies.
Garba Shehu, said during the height of violent conflicts in Zamfara State, the Nigerian Air Force stationed aircraft in Katsina airport from where they could launch attacks against bandits in Zamfara.
He said that once the aircraft takes off, dishonest elements in Katsina would quickly inform the bandits in Zamfara State that an attack was about to happen, giving them more than enough time to take cover.
It was also reported that bandits have been attacking Katsina State for some weeks now which has now led to a sequence of protests from residents.