The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, held a closed-door meeting with governors from the Northwest zone of the country at the Katsina Government House over the lingering insecurity in the zone. The meeting, convened at the instance of the IGP, also had in attendance, a cross-section of “repentant” bandits, the representatives of the Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, the local vigilance security groups and commissioners of police in the zone.
He explained that the meeting was in continuation of his efforts at ensuring that peace returns to the northwest region as well as review the earlier initiatives which he said led to the success so far recorded in curbing the insecurity situation in Zamfara State. According to him,
“we are here to review all that we had done in the past which led to the success in Zamfara State so that the whole of the northwest of this country can be peaceful and people can do their businesses without hindrance.
“If we are farmers, we should go back to the farms and farmers. If we are cattle breeders, we go back and breed our cattle without molestation.
” In his remarks, Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, commended the IGP’s initiative, adding:
“We assure you that the governors are fully aware of our responsibilities of ensuring and securing lives and property of our people. We are ever ready to give our maximum support as we have always done to ensure that the lives and property of our people are well protected.”
Apart from Masari, the governors of Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states were present, alongside the commissioners of police from the zone and the Commander 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, among others.