The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, says the federal government will adopt a strategy that will bring an end to armed banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges bedeviling the North-west zone of the country.

He stated this in Katsina after a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Bello on the recent surge in cases of armed banditry in the state.

Monguno, who led heads of intelligence agencies on the visit, explained that the team was sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to receive briefings from Governor Aminu Bello Masari, to strategize on ways to tackle armed banditry in Katsina and other affected states.

He noted that his office will coordinate greater collaboration between security agencies, state governments, and the local community in the fight against armed banditry and kidnapping.

The National Security Adviser urged local communities residing in areas that are haunted by armed bandits to provide relevant intelligence information to security agencies and avoid serving as informants for the bandits.

The NSA’s team also paid a visit to the emir of Katsina, Alhaji AbdulMumini Kabir Usman where he assured the emir that the federal government was doing everything possible to bring an end to armed banditry and other forms of violent crime in the state.

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