President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state lawmakers wept openly on Monday August 23 over the recent attacks in communities across Katsina state.
In a plenary session presided over by speaker of the state house of assembly Tasi’u Maigari, member Dalhatu-Tafoki said communities still experience attacks despite the efforts of the state and federal governments.
While he prayed for a return of peace in the state, Tafoki urged the government to re-strategize and the security agencies to refocus.
According to him;
“There is a serious need for the security outfits in the state to increase their outposts across the state, especially the most affected areas. “The outposts in those areas are not enough. They cannot overpower the bandits, despite the huge amounts of money being spent on them.”
A lawmaker from Dandume constituency, Haruna Goma, who described how 11 people died and others were abducted in a recent attack on two communities in Dandume, began crying half-way through the speech and pleaded for government assistance for the victims.
A lawmaker from Funtua constituency, Abubakar Mohammed, cried after describing how very close to his home communities are being attacked and kidnapped by bandits.
In response to the insecurity issue in the state, the state house of assembly convened a meeting with federal lawmakers from Katsina, as well as the state government, to address it.
They agreed to meet with security agencies and the state’s committee on security to discuss ways to restore peace to troubled areas.