Governor Abdullahi Bello on Monday, gave an assurance that his government was doing its best to forestall attacks by bandits.
Bello stated this against the backdrop of the incidents at Maitumbi and Kuchi communities in Bosso and Munya Local Government Areas.
The incidents had seen the abduction of about 20 persons with scores sustaining injury, said to have been carried out by several assailants.
The governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Mary Noel-Berje, urged the people to support authorities’ efforts against the criminals.
He told them to give security agencies information that would help arrest the perpetrators.
According to him, the recent meeting of the North Central State Governors in Makurdi provided ideas to curtail banditry.
He condoled with families of the deceased.
He directed the State Emergency Management Agency to attend to those taking refuge at the Maitumbi Primary School.