Governors of the states bordering the dreaded Kamuku Forest have assured residents that the lingering insecurity will soon come to an end.
The governors of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto met with security chiefs in Kaduna, at the weekend, for the third time this year, on how to completely wipe out deadly criminals from the forest.
The governors, who brainstormed on how to end the security threat posed by the evil forest, urged the Joint Task Force to redouble their efforts at safeguarding lives and property.
While addressing journalists after a closed door meeting, Chairman of the meeting and Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, said after reviewing the efforts of security agencies, it was necessary to allow them continue with the operation in order to stamp out criminals from the forest.
“We have asked the Joint Task Force comprising the Nigerian Army, Air Force, Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to continue with their operation till further notice.”
Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Barnabas Bala Bantex, represented the host governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
It would be recalled that in July, the joint security task force operating in the forest in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killed three armed robbers and recovered over 850 stolen cattle.

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