Good morning Gentlemen of the Press. I have the pleasure to welcome you to Katsina state Police Command Headquarters, to brief you on yet another important breakthrough made by the Nigeria Police Force, Katsina state Command in the ongoing onslaught against banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of crimes and criminality in the state.
In line with Federal Government’s directive to all security agencies to clamp down on all marauding bandits in the forest, until either they are arrested, neutralized or surrender. The Katsina state Police Command in its resolute and unrelenting determination aimed at ending banditry and other heinous crimes, wishes to inform the general public and indeed the good people of the state, that four (4) leaders of bandits, namely:
Decided unconditionally, on their own to come out from their hideouts in the forest, denounced banditry and surrendered the following arms and ammunition:
Two (2) General Purpose Machineguns
One (1) AK 49 Assault rifle
Twenty-three (23) AK 47 Assault rifles
One hundred and nine (109) GPMG ammunition
Ninety-four (94) 7.62mm live ammunition of AK 47 rifle
Forty-five (45) rustled cows
It became absolutely imperative at this juncture, to warn other recalcitrant bandits, who refuse to surrender, that Nobody has monopoly of violence and that government is mightier than any person or group of persons. The Nigeria Police Force and indeed other sister security agencies will leave no stone unturned in isolating and dealing decisively with any individual or group of unrepentant bandits that refused to surrender and keep hibernating in the forest.
The Command wishes to assure the good people of the state that banditry and other crimes will soon be a history as the Security Forces are on top of the situation. Members of the public are hereby enjoined to partner with the security agencies by providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of bandits and their collaborators, please.
CP SANUSI BUBA, psc,
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE COMMAND.