The governor pledged to support the military in their operations in the state.
Meanwhile, reacting to the governor’s comment, Irabor said the service chiefs were in the state to assess the operations of their officers in the area.
Katsina State, in the northwest, is one of the hotspots of banditry in the country.
Masari, who once embraced dialogue with the bandits, has been warning his counterparts in the region against entering into peace talks with those he referred as “criminals”.
He said the bandits are hardened criminals who are already set in the ways and will never truly renounce criminality.
The governor based his opinion on what transpired between his administration and representatives of the so called ” repentant ” bandits in 2016 and 2017 when the bandits collected money from the Katsina state government with the promise to stop attacking communities across the state.
According to Masari, the bandits, however, reneged on their promise and “betrayed” the government.