The Kano State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Monday, said there are no bandits relocating to Kano State from neighbouring Zamfara and Katsina states.
NSCDC’s denial comes on the heels of reports making the rounds that bandits, who are escaping from the onslaught of security forces, were believed to have infiltrated Kano state.
There were further said to have entered the state through some communities in Shanono, Gwarzo and Kabo local government areas of the state, where they are involved in illegal mining.
A statement by the command’s Spokesman, DSC Ibrahim Idris-Abdullahi, said those are not true.
He said that: “The above information is verified to be untrue”.
“On Oct. 28, at about 9:00 a.m, some people were seen on motorcycles moving from Danguzuri village in Makarfi Local Government in Kaduna State. They went through Zarewa village in Kano State, along Beli road to Babbarika, to a settlement belonging to one Alhaji Shehu Danfulani to attend a wedding and naming ceremony at the settlement.
“After the celebration, they all returned to where they came from,” he said.
Idris-Abdullahi noted that the Village Head of Zarewa and Shehu Danfulani have all been interviewed by security agents and they confirmed the situation.
“From our investigation so far, no bandits have relocated to Gwarzo, Kabo and Shanono local government areas, as well as Dansoshiya forest,” he said.
He, however, added that the command, in collaboration with other security agents, would continue to intensify surveillance to avoid any unwanted development.