The Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari has ordered the removal of the representative of village head of Illela village in Safana local government area of the state.
He gave the order when he visited the affected victims to sympathize with them over the attacks by the kidnappers, armed bandits and cattle rustlers.
Governor Masari ordered the removal of the representative also known as Wakili following complaints by people of the area of his connivance with cattle rustlers who deprived them of their animals.
Governor Masari who assured that government would step up efforts to curb armed banditry, kidnapping and other vices to ensure lives and properties are secured in the state, however called for the relocation of the persons back to their various homes.
It would be recalled that last week Vanguard reports that over 1,000 villagers in Dumburawa village of Batsari local government area of the state flee their homes over fear of reprisal attack by armed bandits.
Affected areas visited by the Governor include Jibia, Batsari, Danmusa and Safana local government areas.