Bauchi gov seeks support over banditry

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By Muhammed Shaeed

Sen. Bala Mohammed, the Bauchi state Governor, has made it known that kidnapping was becoming rampant, thereby seeking federal government intervention.

The governor disclosed this when he visited the vigilantes and local hunters in the Lere community, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state yesterday, to boost their morale in the fight against banditry.

He said, “This place is the route of the miscreants from the North-West. My colleagues from the North-West have come together to fight this scourge of banditry and they are going to do it at the highest level with the support of the Federal Government.

“We are calling on the Federal Government to also support Bauchi State to fight banditry. We are taking the brunt. As they are working on terrorism, we are getting the backlash because we are surrounded by seven states. We are a gateway to prosperity and also a gateway to criminals, and we are overstretched and working together with minimal support.”

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