Two members of the Katsina State House of Assembly members could not help but 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.
Dalhatu-Taofiki, urged the government in conjunction with security agencies, to adopt a new approach and also increase the number of outposts, especially in the affected areas to tame the menace of banditry in the state.
“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.
While 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.
Goma appealed to the government to act fast to avoid more members of the community being wasted by the heartless bandits.
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.
According to the lawmaker representing Katsina constituency, the insecurity challenge bedecking the state is unimaginable, noting that about 32 out of the 34 LGAs in the state are now being threatened by the bandits.
He also called on the government to do a review of its expenditures on security as there seems to be no visible improvement.
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.