Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has said informants of gunmen terrorising communities in the state are worse than the bandits perpetrating the act.
The governor said this when he visited his native Gajin-Duguri community, Alkaleri local government area after a combined security team rescued 33 kidnap victims.
“They (bandits) have fertile ground with the people that are around. I want to inform you that we are working with the security agencies to bring CIDs who will be going into the villages to find out those people who are conniving with the bandits.
“Those people are worse than the bandits. I assure you those that who are compromising are worse and they may get a worse punishment than the bandits. We are not going to allow anybody to come and drive us out of our ancestral land. Rather, we have to sacrifice our lives to make sure that we protect ourselves,” he said.
Mohammed pledged his salary and allowance to security operatives and hunters working in the area to support their operation.
“Monthly, I will be giving N2,000,000 to the two districts,” he assured.
The rescued victims, comprising women and children, were abducted while returning from a local market, Marrarabn-Liman Katagum.