Niger to pay for information on terrorists

The Niger State Government said it will reward people who supply credible intelligence on the activities, movements and whereabouts of terrorists across the state.

The state also said it has established a situation room for coordinating intelligence on the security situation.

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mary Noel-Berje, said the security situation has become a nightmare in the state, adding that government was doing its best to reverse the trend.

“Governor Sani-Bello has established a situation and control room where credible intelligence is being reported to the security agencies. The state government, through the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, has announced a reward for those who are ready to supply credible intelligence on the terrorists,” she said.

Berje further said the activities of the bandits have caused a severe setback in the government’s programmes and projects.

“We must acknowledge that the evil activities of these terrorists have brought setbacks in the actualization of government projects such as the multi-billion naira Bobi grazing reserve, road projects and other projects. It was derailed the execution of some developmental projects and policies of the government.”

(THE NATION)