Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State said seven states in the North West and North Central have agreed to recruit 3,000 special vigilantes to assist in combating banditry and kidnapping.
He also said there were over 150 groups of bandits operating in various forests in the North who owe allegiance to their different leaders.
Masari disclosed these while fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of a Consultative Meeting with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and traditional rulers, in Katsina on Tuesday.
He said the vigilantes would be trained by the Nigeria Police Force.
According to him, governors of Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger, Katsina and…
Source: Nigerian Tribune