Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has announced that he has withdrawn his peace agreement with the criminals and bandits that have been killing people in his State.
According to the political leaders in Kano State, the peace agreement was made back in 2016 which at that time was a positive move to stop the destruction of properties and killing of innocent people, but the bandits can’t keep up with their agreement.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Governor Aminu Masari said;
“The armed bandits have betrayed our trust in them, following a peace agreement earlier negotiated with them, in our quest to find a lasting peace in the state.
“We chose peace dialogue for peaceful coexistence in the state and we have done our best; yet, the attacks continue.
“As a result of the peace agreement, the government banned vigilante groups and identified cattle routes and facilitated free movements of bandits to convey their livestock in the markets.
“The Federal Government has deployed more troops with at least five fighter jets that would work between Katsina, Zamfara, and Sokoto. However, the security agents are complaining of (a) dearth of logistics to help them fight the bandits.”
The Governor who stated that attacks in the state are being carried out by unrepentant bandits, said it is now left for security agents to negotiate with them.