Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State, has blamed kidnapping and banditry on criminals from some North African countries.
Speaking in Katsina yesterday, the Governor said kidnapping and banditry started from cattle rustling adding that insecurity in the North was due to lack of education.
“Unfortunately, what we met as cattle rustling has turned into banditry and insurgency which are depriving people, especially those living in the border area of the forests which are very fertile, from access to their farms, drastically affecting their source of livelihood.
“They have lost their ploughing cattle which they used to plough the land. This has caused another challenge to our ‘Restoration Agenda’ in Katsina, but we thank God that we can continue,”