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Katsina Assembly members in Tears over Insecurity


By Our Correspondent

The Katsina State House of Assembly plenary today ( Monday)ended abruptly as members burst into tears while deliberating on the pervasive insecurity in the state.

The seating went emotional after the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Tafoki presented a motion of urgent public importance over the rising cases of armed banditry attacks and kidnappings in the southern and central parts of the state.

He disclosed that dozens have been killed in recent weeks while dozens others were kidnapped as the situation seems to overwhelm the military and police formations in the state.

Tafoki who spoke in tears urged security agencies to go back to the drawing board and map out new strategies that would bring a permanent end to armed banditry which has obstructed farming and commercial activities in the affected areas.

In his contribution, the lawmaker representing Dandume constituency, Alhaji Haruna Goma said last week no fewer than eleven persons were killed in two communities in the area.

Similarly, the member representing Funtua, Alhaji Abubakar Total who was barely audible as he broke down with emotion, narrated how residents were leaving Funtua in droves, relocating to Kano, Kaduna and Katsina metro.

Following series of deliberations by the lawmakers, the house unanimously adopted the motion and resolved to hold a meeting with members of the National assembly from the state and the state security council on the issue.

Our correspondent reports that the plenary was presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Tasi’u Maigari.



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