The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said this in an interview Monday, adding that the bandits behind the attacks were from neighbouring states, thus, there is no justification to negotiate with criminals who have nothing on the table.
The commissioner added that the state government was in collaboration with the Federal Government, working tirelessly to put more boots on the ground, especially in the rural communities, where most of the attacks were taking place.
Aruwan’s comments came, day after he reported that no fewer than ten persons were killed after bandits attacked three villages in Zango Kataf and Chikum Local government areas of the state.
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The attack came barely 24 hours after seven were killed by bandits in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of the state.
The bandits burnt down houses, two motorcycles, and 50 bags of ginger and some dry season farmers lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Urban general area.
The commissioner explained that some survivors of the attack were in the hospital undergoing treatment. Adding that search and rescue operations were still in progress.
The security agencies also reported that armed bandits attacked Sabon Gayan and Ungwan Turai villages in Chikun local government area and killed five persons.
Aruwan added that troops of Operation Thunder Strike were combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan area, following the reports that several bandits sustained bullet wounds.