Masari Pledges Support To Military

Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has pledged to support the military in the war against banditry and other criminalities.

Masari made the promise when he received the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Divisiion, Sokoto Maj.-Gen. Usman Yusuf, in Katsina on Thursday.

He, however, advised the military and other security agencies to also watch out for factors responsible for these crimes.

According to him, most the bandits are committing the crimes under the influence of alcohol.

Yusuf had said he was in the state to introduce himself as the new GOC in charge of Sokoto Command.

He further explained that his area of operations covered Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and Katsina states.

The GOC pledged that his officers and men would adopt kinetic and non-kinetic approaches in their special operations in crushing the bandits in the area.

He solicited for more support from the governor to enable the military to succeed in its mission.