Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has warned non-governmental organisations, NGOs, against going into any internally-displaced persons, IDPs, and camps in the state.
Masari, who spoke at the Army Special Super Camp IV, Faskari, Monday, said the state has the capacity to take care of the displaced persons.
Explaining his decision, the governor said he wants the displaced persons to return to their homes because their continued stay at the camps creates opportunities for bandits to attack.
“We will not allow these NGOs under whatever guise into our IDPs camps,” Masari said.
“We know that the fight against bandits and banditry is not over, but we can handle our displaced persons adequately because we have sufficient food, clothing, shelter, and security for them while we strengthen efforts in restoring security for them to return to their respective homes.