- Commends Northwest states for collaboration
From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina.
Governor Aminu Bello masari of Katsina State has commended Governors of Northwest states for adopting common approach in dealing with activities of bandits.
Masari noted that the measures taken by the Governors has started yielding positive result.
He spoke while inaugurating state committee on monitoring and enforcement of the security challenges (containment) order.
“This is the second time Governor of North – western states adopted common approach in dealing with insecurity, the measure has started yielding positive result,” he appreciated.
Masari called on the people of the state to give maximum support to (containment) order to achieve the set goals.
He said although measures taken in dealing with insecurity will bring effect on economics activities of the people, however the measure will help in restoring peace in the state.
Masari said his administration is working to adopt other measures for the protection of lives and properties.
He announced the banning of commercial phone charging centre in 19 local government areas out of the 34.
The local government include, Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Dandume, Kankara, Sabuwar, Faskari, Danmusa, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Maiaduwa, Bakori, Malumfashi, Kafor, Danjia, Funtua, Musawa and Matazu.
He said government observed that the commercial phone charging centres are use by bandits and their informants to carry out their activities.
Masari charged committees to ensure full enforcement of the order and provide progress report to the government.
Responding, Chairman of the committee and Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Bube assure to work with all relevant stakeholders to implement the order.
Meanwhile, The National Communications Commission has refuted a trending social media story claiming that the commission has ordered telecom service providers to shutdown their sites in Katsina State as was effected in the neighbouring Zamfara State.
In a statement issued to newsmen by Director General Media, Abdul Labaran Malumfashi said the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar D. Danbatta, who spoke to the state government, describe the story as false.