Katsina: Buhari Tasks Security Chiefs, Holds Emergency Security Meeting with Governor Masari

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 23 – Due to the worsening security situation in President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina, the president has directed the security chiefs to proffer urgent solutions. Buhari also held an urgent security meeting with Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari.

Today’s Echo gathered that the president directed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state, and bring a feedback.

“President Buhari specifically, instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadan, and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence,” Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad announced on Wednesday evening.

Shortly after, Buhari met with the governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari to discuss the worsening security situation in the state. The Governor went into the meeting with the President at 9:30 pm, and the discussion between them is still ongoing at this hour.

Presidential aide on New Media, Bashir Ahmad also confirmed the meeting

“Last night, President Buhari summoned Katsina State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari to an urgent meeting on the security situation in some part of the state.”

Meanwhile, the Police has reported a recent engagement with armed bandits in Katsina.

“Operation Puff Adder goes offensive, takes the war to the camp of the bandits and kidnappers located in the Kogo forest, Faskari LGA of Katsina State. This video shows Police operatives taking control of the camp after overpowering the bandits,” The Nigerian Police announced on Wednesday via a tweet that shows the video of a hut burning in the forest.

The IGP also called for continuous support for the police and other law enforcement agencies, promising that the security agencies will not rest on their oars till normalcy is restored in every part of Nigeria.

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