By OLAYINKA OWOLABI
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State has vowed to deal ruthlessly with traditional rulers and other local collaborators conniving with bandits to wreak havoc on innocent citizens in the State.
The governor said this yesterday while briefing State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the bandits are being invited by some locals to rob and kidnap innocent citizens in the State.
He disclosed that some village heads had already been apprehended by security agencies for aiding and abetting criminal activities including kidnapping and banditry in the State.