A federal government delegation led by his chief of staff, Abba Kyari has been sent to Katsina state to condole with the people of the state.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, indicates that the delegation arrived Katsina, on Monday, February 17, which is the home state of Buhari.
Shehu said the Kyari-led delegation would be extending heartfelt condolences to Governor Aminu Bello Masari and Emir of Katsina, Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, over the recent killings by bandits.
He added that the delegation will also get a full brief on the security situation in the state. President Buhari assured the state government and Emirate Council that his administration will do whatever it takes to rid of criminal elements in the country.
The governor, who received the delegation shortly after his return from the areas affected, regretted that the latest incident had marred seven months of unbroken peace in the state.
Earlier, The Herald reported that the Police Command in Katsina State has arrested eight suspected kidnappers terrorising residents of the state.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Gambo Isa, made this known in a statement in Katsina on Monday.
Isa said that the first four suspects Joshua Yohanna, 22; Musa Ibrahim, 25; Nafiu Umar, 32; and Kabir Lawal, 28; were arrested in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman said the suspects, through a phone call, threatened to kidnap and kill one Haruna Bello and Nuhu Yusuf of Gozaki town if they refused to pay a ransom of three million naira.
He said: “the victims have already sent N300,000 to them with a promise of sending the remaining amount later to avoid being kidnapped or killed.’’
Isa said the duo later reported to the police and the police Special Anti Robbery Squad swung into action and arrested of the suspects.