Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, says most bandits are of the Fulani ethnic stock as himself, adding that they speak Fulfulde and profess the same religious beliefs as himself.
He said many northerners might not like his revelation but maintained that his disclosure remains the truth.
The governor spoke on Monday as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.
When asked about the identities of bandits terrorising the entire North-West and other parts of the country, Masari said, “They are the same people like me, who speak the same language like me, who profess the same religious beliefs like me.
“So, what we have here on ground are bandits; they are not aliens, they are people we know, they are people that have been living with us for 100 of years.