President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that security will be restored in his home state, Katsina.
President Buhari gave the assurance when he met with Katsina State elders and leaders of thought on Thursday.
The delegation was led by the state governor, Aminu Masari, over the security situation in the state.
While briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Governor Masari said collaboration among the states in the country’s Northwest region is the solution to the security challenge in the area.
He explained that uniformity in strategy and policies by state governments in the region would bring the much-needed success in the fight against insecurity.
“I think what is most important for us to succeed in fighting these bandits is for all of us, the states, especially the North-western States, to take the pains and work together to make sure that we block all the loopholes.
“But if one state has a policy and another has a different one, certainly they (bandits) will always be moving from one state to another. Luckily enough, we are already working closely with states that border us, like Nasarawa and Niger, to bring the problem to a manageable and tolerable level.
“The incident we had last week had nothing to do with banditry attack; it was purely an assassination by unknown killers, which the police and other security agencies are working round the clock to unravel what happened.
“Because my commissioner was killed by an unknown assassin and not a single pin was stolen in his house, so you could see that this was a pure crime that has to be fully investigated for us to know the root causes and why,” he said.