President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated seven North-West governors to end banditry in the zone.
This was disclosed on Sunday by the Governor of Kebbi and the Charman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Atiku Bagudu at the continuation of a Fulani Stakeholders’ Peace, Security and Unity Meeting held in Birnin-Kebbi.
Governor Bagudu said President Buhari’s directive was to ensure the urgent restoration of normalcy in the northern region.
Bagudu who stated that the President was fully committed to adequately protect lives and property of all law abiding and peaceful Nigerians also acknowledged the unending efforts of the military and the other security agencies in dealing with the security issues facing the country.
He advised the citizens to be less apprehensive in confronting the enemies of peace and unity, saying: “They are a negligible few and we should all brace the odds.
“The issue of ensuring security in the nation is a collective responsibility and as such all hands must be on deck in this direction. “
Governor Bagudu also restated his stance to lead the rescue efforts of the students and staff of the Federal Government College, FGC, Birnin Yauri who were kidnapped by bandits on Thursday, the 17th of June 17.