Kidnapping, banditry: Buhari visits Batsari IDP camp in Katsina
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday visited Batsari Local Government Area to sympathise with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area.
Batsari is one of the eight front line Local Government Areas disturbed with the activities of banditry and kidnapping in Katsina state.
The President was received by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.
The governor in his address said the recent deployment of additional security personnel and equipment to the area has led to a drastic reduction in the frequency of attacks.
He, however, admitted that there are still incidents of attacks, kidnap and cattle rustling in the area.
He said the state government with the help of other security agencies has been able to scale down these atrocities owing to its dialogue and amnesty program.
Recall that gunmen had attacked Ruma community in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapping a 13-year-old boy, Uzairu Basiru; 12 women, killing one person, with five others sustaining injuries.
Community sources had identified the deceased as Nasiru Ojo, saying the gunmen stormed the area at 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, shooting sporadically.
The five persons injured were identified as Abu Karfe, Amadu Hasan, Ali Dan Asibi, Shamsu Ya’u and Abu Danjari. They were said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.