The Governor of Kebbi said “Malian stranger” were deported from the state.
Governor Sa’idu Dakingari of Kebbi said on Thursday that 12 Malians have been deported from the state.
He said the deportation was made possible as a result of effective cooperation between the public and security agencies.
Mr. Dakingari said in Birnin Kebbi that the collaboration between the civil populace and security agencies resulted in the arrest and deportation of the strange Malians from the state a week ago.
He told the Brigade Commander of 1, Nigerian Army, Mohammed Tasi’u, that the affected Malians were found in Zuru and Yauri Local Government Areas of the state.
“Our community policing strategy has assisted in the detection of the Malian strangers,” he said.
Mr. Tasi’u, a Brigadier General, earlier solicited for partnership with the state in ensuring territorial protection at border settlements.
The commander called on members of the public to remain alert to secure their respective areas.
He enjoined the residents to closely monitor the activities of strangers that might appear innocent but were engaged in stockpiling weapons and ammunition to cause havoc as was “uncovered in Sokoto recently.”