The governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, had on Wednesday blamed heavy rainfall as one of the hindering factors being faced by security agents, who habe been battling bandits in the North-West and North-Central Nigeria.
The governor spoke in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he held with the President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Masari also expressed fears that the violence in the parts of the country was capable of causing a setback for food security.
He explained further that security agents have been having difficulties in moving heavy military equipment during the rainy season because of the soft nature of the soil in the forests where the bandits are.
The governor however, expressed optimism that the challenge would be surmounted.
According to him, “North-western part of the country, where these bandits are, and the North-Central are vast forest areas and unfriendly terrains.
“Now, during rainy season, moving with heavy military equipment can be very challenging because the soil is soft and the rains are heavy. But it is doable. No situation is impossible especially to a willing and determined mind.
Masai, according to the Punch newspaper stated further that over 2,000 military men were currently in Katsina for their annual super camp as a way of sending signals to the bandits that military was capable of taking them headlong.