By: Bomba Dauda
The Kaduna State Government via the commissionner for Internal Affairs and Homeland Security, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said: Food insecurity looms without collaboration against bandits attacking rural communities in the state. Aruwan made this declaration at Sabon Birni, Igabi Local Government Area of the state during a security-community engagement.
According to Aruwan, “Information sharing with security agencies will ensure prompt response in tackling bandits who sack communities and displace farmers via kidnapping and other forms of banditry,” has said.
The Commissioner, who was in the company of the Garrison Commander, One Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Brig-Gen. Olusegun Abai, further reiterated that the collaboration between locals and security agencies remains key.
“Volunteering information is key in the fight against bandits raiding our communities, kidnapping and unleashing terror on all of us.
“If we don’t collaborate, we will all experience widespread impoverishment and famine. The reality today is, food insecurity looms if we don’t work together to end banditry, but we are optimistic that by the grace of God, we will overcome this challenge.
“If you have information, contact the nearest military or police formations or through the following numbers 09034000060 and 08170189999.”
In his remarks, Brig-Gen Abai encouraged the locals to remain vigilant, and to sustain a cordial relationship with the troops deployed to the general area.
He also assured them of unflinching support in the fight against banditry, and access for collaboration.
He further reiterated the appeal for information sharing, which he added, is imperative in consolidating the success achieved in the fight against banditry.