Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello has listed ways some residents of the state are aiding banditry.
Speaking on Thursday July 16 when the Inspector General of Police (GP), Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, Director General (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, and heads of the intelligence units paid him a courtesy visit, the Emir revealed that some residents of the state are renting and selling houses to bandits and kidnappers.
He added that some armed bandits and kidnappers have agents and informants within the communities.
Emir Bello said: “Some people are renting or selling houses to these criminals. They sleep with us and early in the morning sneak out to go and carry out their dastardly acts.
“If the intelligence community fishes out those selling houses to criminals, they would be arrested.
“Apart from selling houses to criminals, some other people are also giving information to these bandits on the movements of security operatives, and sometimes even giving them weapons.
“This caliber of disgruntled elements should also be identified and arrested.”