Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu has promised to join local hunters to track bandits in the state.
He stated this on Saturday, when the local hunters in the state paid him a visit, following the recent attack on a school in Kebbi.
Speaking while addressing the hunters, Bagudu in the company of Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, stated that as soon as he gets security clearance from troops, he’ll join the hunters on the field.
This was contained in a statement by Yahaya Sarki, spokesman to the Kebbi governor.
Bagudu stated that if politicians can mobilise thousands of persons during campaigns, it isn’t out of place to lead field operations to ensure safety of residents.
“We will go out there, and like I promised, the day we will move out, I will not be in the office because we will join you on the field. Also, other governors will leave their people so that we’ll meet on the field,” he said.
“It is the will that bad people cannot triumph, and we will show that we have enough willpower.
“President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies have been doing the best they could with limited resources. But we also need to mobilise, kit ourselves and take on these bandits.
“Our various scriptures as Muslims and Christians allow us to put our lives at risk in defence of our honour, property and our faiths. In what the bandits are doing, they have challenged all these. So, we can’t let them.
“What happened in Birnin Yauri should be the last straw. We should follow these bandits wherever they are and take them on.”