Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has called on the military to take action against the bandits who have converted some forests in the state to their hideout.
Ganduje made the call when he met with Farouk Yahaya, chief of army staff, at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
He said bandits had started converging in Falgore forest, and expressed fears that they may be planning to carry out attacks in the state.
Ganduje expressed his commitment towards supporting the security agencies to sustain the peace in the state.
The governor called for the prompt completion of the army training facility at Falgore forest, noting that it will boost the military presence in the area.
“My visit here today is to condole with the Nigerian Army over the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other officers,” he said.
“It was painful, it was untimely and sorrowful but we are consoled that they died in active service to the nation.
“I am also here to seek the help of the Nigerian Army to sustain the peace in Kano State; bandits have converted some forests in the state to hideouts.
“We are building houses, schools and hospitals for the herdsmen in some of the forests but we want the Army to commence activities at the Falgore forest.”
In response, the army chief said he will visit Falgore to see how work could resume on the army training facility in the forest.