Gov Bago declares state of emergency in parts of Minna over renewed insecurity

Governor Umaru Bago of Niger State has declared a state of emergency over insecurity in the state following a resurgence of violent activities of thugs in the state capital, Minna.

The governor made the declaration while speaking at a Sallah Durbar festival organized by the former governor of the state Babangida Aliyu on his farm in Minna

The Governor added that he had ordered security men to shoot at sight any thug found threatening the peace within the state.

The governor’s order comes on the heels of the resurgence of the activities of thugs which led to the death of two persons and injury on several others on Friday night in Minna.

“I declare a state of emergency on a shoot at sight on any thug found within the metropolis and within the state.

”We have zero tolerance for insecurity and thuggery. We have also closed the sites of those artisan miners causing this menace within the state. Anybody found there will be shot to death. Those that are sponsoring them will also be dealt with decisively,” Bago said.

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