Lawmakers shed tears in Katsina over worsening insecurity

Two members of the Katsina State House of Assembly members shed tears on Monday while deliberating on the worsening state of insecurity in the state during the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Tasi’u Maigari.

The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu-Tafoki, in a motion of urgent public importance, decried how despite government and security agencies’ efforts, the insecurity situation in the state seems to be increasing.

“The security operative need to increase their outposts across the state, especially in the areas mostly disturbed by the bandits

“The outposts in those areas are not enough, they cannot overpower the bandits, despite the huge amounts of money being spent on them,” he lamented.

Reacting to the motion, Alhaji Haruna Goma, member representing Dandume Constituency, could not hold back his tears as he narrated how the cruel bandits wasted the lives of not less than 11 persons and abducted scores in Dandume recently.

Similarly, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, member representing Funtua constituency, equally wept why recounting how the hoodlums terrorised their communities in the last one month, killing and kidnapping scores.

The lawmakers, after the deliberation, unanimously adopted the motion and called on all relevant authorities to look into the issue in the interest of the state.


In their bid to find a way out of the dilemma, the house also resolved to invite to a meeting the state’s representatives at the National Assembly, the state’s executive arm, as well as heads of security agencies in the state.

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