Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reiterated his commitment never to negotiate with bandits and criminals noting that instead, he will work with security to see to the end of criminals and criminality.
In the wake of ceaseless bloodletting occasioned by bandit attacks on communities, in the country, the Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska has ordered district and village heads to screen visitors or strangers found in the area.
Group of bandits in their hideout in the forest between Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State and Birni Gwari in Kaduna State have pleaded with Governor Aminu Bello Masari for dialogue and to grant them amnesty.
Following the consolidation of operational strategies and robust anti banditry operations injected in to the activities of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III, troops have in a renewed efforts arrested several gangs of bandits
A notorious kidnapper and cattle-rustler, Abdulrahman Muhammad, said they (bandits and kidnappers) usually hide their guns and other deadly weapons under the seat of motorcycles when they want to go and carry out their illicit operations.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday attended the funeral of 25 persons killed by bandits in a fresh attack which occurred on Saturday in three communities in Rabah local government area of the state.