By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has described as unacceptable, the recent bandits attacks and kidnappings at some communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area where over twenty people killed and set ablaze houses.
He therefore charged Security Agencies in the state to revisit their strategy against devastating attacks by intensifying surveillance with a view to restore normalcy in the affected areas.
Inspecting the level of damage during a sympathy visit to the affected communities at Yelwan Duguri, Duguri and Gwana Districts in the Local Government area, Governor Bala Mohammed lamented that the perpetrators took advantage of the forests that linked the local government with neighboring states of Gombe, Plateau and Taraba.
He encouraged the local vigilante groups to collaborate with conventional security outfits in carrying out daily operations, stressing that the informants would be fished out with a view to prosecuting them.
The Governor announced financial assistance of millions of naira to families of the deceased and asked the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA to take inventory of the houses and properties destroyed to enable government provide relief materials.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner of Police Aminu Alhassan said the police has responded to the attacks in good time and neutralized the miscreants in their numbers
He called on the communities to provide the police with information that would lead to apprehension of more criminals in the area.
Radio Nigeria gathered that most of the communities who fled their homes after the attack have started returning after the opening Governor’s visit.
The affected areas include Bagwas, Kafi, Rimi, Gobir and Mansir.