In the wake of increasing banditry in the state, Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has declared that the activities of banditry will not intimidate the people or the government.
Bello stated that they would not allow bandits to change the style of living of the people.
He stated this as he set up the Niger Special Vigilante Corps (NSVC) which comprise of nine vigilante groups.
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Bello declared that the state would not allow bandits to change the style of living of the people even though the bandits are trying very hard to force the people to change their way of life.
“Bandits want to force us to change our way of life in Niger state but we won’t allow them.
“They stopped our children from going to school, they stopped us from travelling on our roads, they stopped farmers from going to the farm and now they are trying to stop our children from going to Islamic school, but we will not be intimidated, we will not allow that to happen we will continue to live our normal lives.”