Gov.Abubakar Sani Bello
Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, has called on the Judiciary to help in the fight against banditry and other related crimes in the state.
A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mary Noel-Berje, said Gov. Sani Bello made the call during the valedictory court session in honour of Justice Aliyu Mohammed Mayaki, the immediate past Chief Judge of the state, and the swearing-in of the new Acting Chief Judge, Justice Aisha Lami Bwari at the High Court, Minna, the state capital.
The governor noted with dismay the arrest and release of some suspected bandits within a short-period -of -time without trial after the collaborative efforts of locals and the security agents towards apprehending them, and said the incident called for concern.
He said the released suspected bandits usually go back and unleash mayhem on the locals that are helping the security agents with useful information on their banditry activities.
The governor believed that the Judiciary has a role to play in ensuring that all arrested suspects especially as regards to banditry, come under trial, saying that this will encourage the people not to conceal vital security information to the relevant authority for fear of possible attacks by the bandits.