The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said that officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force would soon clear bandits in Katsina State and the North-West region.
Sadique stated this when 60 additional Airmen and Officers were deployed on Thursday to Katsina for Special “Operation Harbin Daji” in Batsari and Jibiya areas and other flash spots in the state.
The Air Officer Commanding Special Operation, Bauchi Command, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Charles Ohwo, represented the Chief of Air Staff during the deployment.
Sadique said that the Air Force would soon rid Katsina State and the entire North West geo-political zone of banditry and other crimes.
He charged the air men and officers deployed for the operations to remain committed in the operation in accordance with the Air Force Core Values.
“I implore you to inject more fighting techniques which you have learnt to bear with your assignment with a view to bringing the bandits to their kneels.
“I am very sure, with the help of God, we will succeed. There’ll soon be no hiding place for the bandits in Katsina and the entire North West Geo-Political Zone,” he assured.
Sadique thanked Gov Aminu Masari for his support and cooperation to the Air Force and the Special Operations unit in the state.
He said barely 48 hours after their deployment to the state, the operation had started yielding positive results.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave the nation’s Armed Forces marching order to rid the state of criminals.
The order came following growing activities of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers in parts of the state.
Edited By: Shuaib Sadiq/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
Gov Masari mourns Katsina NUJ scribe
Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed sorrow over the death of the Secretary, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Katsina State Council, Alhaji Aliyu Yunusa Kofarsoro.
In a statement on Sunday in Katsina by Adbu Labaran, his Director-General on Media, Mr Abdu Labaran, Masari said that the state has lost “a very vibrant, dynamic and up-and-coming journalist in the prime of his life and profession”.
The governor described the deceased as having endearing attributes that should form part of the character traits of professional communicators.
He urged journalists in the state to borrow a leaf from the late NUJ scribe, by showing total love and commitment to their professional calling.
He prayed Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased his sins and rest him in paradise as well as give the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Yunusa-Kofarsoro died on Saturday in Katsina after a brief illness, at the age of 48.
He was survived by a wife and six children.
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
Bandits kill Batsari LGA APC Chairman in Katsina State — Police
The Police Command in Katsina State said that bandits have killed Alhaji Abdulhamid Sani, Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday in Katsina.
“Today, 31/05/2020, at about 1:35 p.m., bandits in their numbers, attacked Sabon-garin Dumburawa in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“The bandits begun shooting sporadically with sophisticated weapons, and killed a 55-year-old APC Chairman in Batsari local Government Area, Abdulhamid Sani, when he resisted to be kidnapped by the hoodlums,” he said.
Isah said that Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji have responded, and now searching the forest with a view to arresting the hoodlums.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
Police kill 2 kidnappers, arrest 6 bandits, recover 130 cows in Katsina
The Police Command in Katsina State says it killed two suspected kidnappers, arrested six notorious bandits and recovered 130 rustled cows.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Katsina.
“On Wednesday at about 22:00hrs, based on intelligence report, we gathered that a notorious syndicate of bandits have escaped from the Rugu forest to avoid the present Military and Police onslaught.
“Operation Puff Adder and other police patrol teams, led by an Area Commander, raided their hideouts near Fasada village, Dutsinma.
“The police engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and succeeded in killing two kidnappers and rescued three victims,” he said.
Isah said that those arrested include Lawali Hali and Abdullahi Alhaji-Juli, from Shamushalle village in Zamfara.
Others are Rabe Bello and Auwalu Halilu from Nahuta village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
He further said that other bandits arrested were Lawal Hassan from Wurma village in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, and Ibrahim Sani alias Nabuhari of Gamji, Zakka in Safana Local Government Area of the state.
The police spokesman addedd that the team also succeeded in arresting six notorious bandits/kidnappers, recovered 130 rustled cows, two 225 sheep and one AK47 rifle.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
Security: Gov. Masari inaugurates Katsina State Community Policing Advisory Committee
Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Thursday inaugurated Katsina State Community Policing Advisory Committee as part of measures to reduce crimes in communities across the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sanusi Buba, is the Chairman, while the Emir of Katsina and Chairman State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, is the Co-Chairman of the committee.
Other members of the committee were one representative each of the Nigerian Council of Islamic Affairs and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Alhaji Suleiman Isah Mai’adua and Rev. Audu Bakwai, respectively.
Others were representative from each of the three senatorial districts of the state, state chairman, Police Community Relations Committee while all heads of security agents in the state are members.
In his remarks, Gov Masari, said that the formation of the committee is timely considering the security challenges bedeviling the state and the country in general.
He said that the composition of the state members is good because important stakeholders were selected as members.
“Those who live in a community knows their problems and can advised on how best the community can be secured,” he said.
Masari urged the police to prosecute and punish offenders to serve as deterrent to others.
In his remarks, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Finance and Administration, Mr Abdul Dahiru, said that he was in the state for the inauguration of the committee.
Dahiru said that the aim of the present I-G, Mohammed Abubakar, is to transform the traditional policing.
He noted that it was more proactive policing strategy, by establishing partnership and collaboration between the police and members of the communities they serve.
“I wish to assure you that all relevant stakeholders and voluntary organisations duly registered will be carried alone in policing of their community,” he said.
In his remarks, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, assured that the traditional rulers would contribute towards success of the committee.
He urged people to imbibe the habit of assisting their brothers.
Kabir, who said that community policing is good, pointed out that perpetrators of crimes must be punished for the society to live in peace.
The Emir also urged people to continue to pray for their leaders and do away with all sentiments.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Felix Ajide (NAN)
COVID-19: Katsina builds 722-bed capacity isolation centres – Masari
The Katsina State Government says it is building isolation centres, with a combined 722-bed capacity, across the state for effective treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Gov Aminu Masari announced this when he received three ambulances, donated by BUA Foundation to the state, on Thursday in Katsina.
“On our own, we are building isolation centres at various locations across the state, with a combined 722-bed capacity, for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
“We have finished one of the centres and admission has started there.
“Rehabilitation and reconstruction of two others are in progress,’’ he said.
The governor, therefore, solicited for assistance in the area of hospital beds and beddings for the isolation centres from public-spirited individuals and corporate organisations.
“I am making this special request so that we can get further assistance from organisations and individuals.’’
Rabiu was represented by Abdullahi Aminu, the General Manager of BOA Rice, Kano office;
He said that the foundation had so far spent over N8 billion on equipment, buildings and beddings among others to fight against the disease in some states of the federation.
He urged individuals and organisations to assist the government in the fight against the virus through donations.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)
FG declares 7 LGAs in Katsina, Benue Open-Defecation-free
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has declared seven local government areas in Katsina and Benue states Open-Defecation-Free (ODF), having met the requirement slated in the ODF protocol for hygiene promotion.
Mr Emmanuel Awe, Director, Water Quality Supply and Sanitation, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, declared the areas ODF on Thursday after it met the stipulated requirement.
The areas include: Bakori, Musawa, Matazu, Safana and Sandamu LGAs in Katsina while Oju and Konshisha LGAs in Benue respectively.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that before attaining the ODF status, communities would have eliminated open defecation and imbibed total sanitation practices, which include personal, environmental and domestic hygiene.
The communities would have also had 100 per cent toilet use and increased ownership and sustainability of hygiene and sanitation services.
According to him, these achievement earns the country a total of 27 LGAs as at May 28, 2020.
“The states had also recommended that the National Task Group on Sanitation to validate their status, and we have considered the report of the committee who went on validation.
“I urge all stakeholders to continue with these accomplishments and aspire to end open defecation practice in the country”.
While commending efforts of development partners in scaling up access to improved hygiene, the director, urged the members of ODF community to remain steadfast to promote sustainable development.
He said it was unfortunate that Nigeria found herself on the top of the ladder of countries with the highest number of people practicing open defecation, second behind India and the first in Africa.
Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Felix Ajide (NAN)
Katsina Gov’t investigates causes of unusual rise in death rate
The Katsina State Government says it is investigating the causes of the unusual rise in deaths being recorded daily across the state.
Gov. Aminu Masari stated this during a press briefing on Tuesday on the update on COVID-19 in the state.
He said that the government has trained pathologists who would do the investigation on the causes of the deaths in the state.
“The pathologists will investigate what is responsible for the massive deaths being recorded.
“Most of the people who died were elderly persons, without going to hospital.
“The pathologists will get samples of some of the dead persons to confirm whether it is as a result of COVID-19 or not,” he said.
He urged the security agents to continue to enforce measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease by enforcing restrictions on interstate movement and inter-local government movement.
The governor also urged residents to continue to be law-abiding as the measures being taken were in everyone’s best interests.
Masari revealed that the mobile courts would continue to enforce compliance on the restriction of movements of people from one local government area to another.
He added that interstate movement would continue to be prohibited for now, until the situation improved.
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
Masari expresses worries over Katsina’s COVID-19 status
Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, on Tuesday, expressed worries over the 337 total figure of COVID-19 infections, making the state the fourth on the list of the global pandemic in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 215 cases were recorded from Katsina Local Government area, 79 from Daura and the remaining 43 from other council areas.
Speaking in Katsina, the governor said that government would continue with the lockdown on Katsina, Batagarawa and Daura council areas from 7 am. on Wednesday, as part of measures to contain the further spread of COVID-19.
He revealed that the state had recorded 18 deaths out of the total figure, adding that 13 of them were confirmed COVID-19 positive after their death, while five others died in the hospital.
Masari said that 51 patients were discharged from the isolation centres in the state.
He also disclosed that the state government would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sahel Medicare Services in Katsina to commence COVID-19 sample testing in the state.
According to him, the centre will test about 204 samples within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the governor has urged commercial motorists in the state to provide hand sanitisers for the passengers, adding that all their passengers must also use face masks.
Masari said that government would enforce use of face masks to prevent the spread of the disease.
“It is time for use of face masks and maintaining cleanliness, as preventive measures against the disease,” he said.
He urged the media to continue to enlighten the public on the safety measures against the disease.
“The war against COVID-19 is everybody’s affair; everyone must be responsible and involved in the war.
“We have to aggressively use sensitisation as a tool for fighting the disease,” he said.
The governor, however, said that this could not be done without the support of the media; hence the need for the media to continue to intensify efforts in enlightening the public on safety measures.
He also restated the ban on inter-local government movement within the state.
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq
Defence HQ says airstrikes kill 400 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara
The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised no fewer than 400 armed bandits in multiple air strikes in Katsina and Zamfara.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja said the operations were in continuation of the offensive to rid the country of bandits and other criminal elements.
Enenche said that close to 200 bandits were killed in multiple air strikes conducted at Ibrahim Mai’Bai’s Camp in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina and Kurmin Kura in Zurmi in Zamfara on May 22 and May 23.
He said the air strikes were executed, following confirmation that the two locations were being used as hideouts for some bandit leaders while also serving as collection points for rustled cattle.
According to him, the air component, employing Nigerian Air Force ground attack aircraft and helicopter gunships, engaged the two locations in multiple passes, destroying makeshift structures in the camps as well as killing the bandit leaders and their fighters.
“Human Intelligence sources later confirmed that close to 200 armed bandits were killed in the air strikes at the target locations.
“The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) commends the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute toward eradicating all armed bandits.
“The CAS has also directed that additional assets be deployed to cover Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa and Kogi States to frustrate any attempt of the bandits to relocate to adjoining states,” he said.
Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Silas Nwoha (NAN)
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