The Katsina State Governor Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has started that bandits ravaging the country are people known to others and shares the same religion with many others in the country.
Speaking while featuring on the programme ‘Politics Today’ at Channels Television programme, on Monday, he said that the bandits have been “with us for hundreds of years.”
He said, “Bandits are persons who speak same language like me. They profess the same religious beliefs like me.
“These bandits are not aliens, they are people we know. They are people that have been living with us for hundred of years.
“The infiltration we have from some African countries and non-African countries, are people of the Fulani extraction.
“Majority of those involved in this banditry are Fulanis. Whether it is believable or not, that is the truth. These are people who live in the forest and their major occupation is rearing of cattle.”