Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, North west Nigeria has stated during the opening ceremony of an extraordinary security meeting in katsina which included the soldiers, the Police, Department of Security Service (DSS), traditional rulers and other security outfits that the citizens of Kastina are daily being harassed by bandits and kidnappers that are on rampage in the state.
He said, “The Katsina State Government organized this one-day joint security and stakeholders meeting to proffer solutions to the state’s current insecurity challenge. Our state is currently under serious siege by armed robbers, kidnappers and armed bandits who arrest rural people at the grassroots at will and demand ransom, which if not paid, they kill their victims. The people of Katsina in the 34 local governments now sleep with one eye closed and the other opened.
Masari said, “Our state is in a dangerous situation. Travelers are afraid of being stopped on the highway and arrested by kidnappers who demand ransom. I am calling on all stakeholders to come out with solutions that will assist the security agencies to discharge their duties.”
The governor has thereby urged the stakeholders not to hide any criminal, and reveal vital information about criminals during the meeting. He said this time around, we should be able to make sacrifices that will make our state safe and will allow people to go about their lawful business without fear of being arrested by armed bandits and kidnappers.