House of Assembly Member Weeps Over Insecurity Challenges
Deputy speaker of Kastina State House of Assembly, Shehu Tafoki, got the nod to address fellow lawmakers and broke into tears talking about rising insecurity in his constituency.
Tafoki, who represents Faskari at the state assembly at its special sitting on insecurity in the state said hardly a day goes by without reported attack across the area saying that many have been killed, maimed and kidnapped.
According to him, Faskari local government can now be compared to Maiduguri, saying, ” Even last night these bandits attack Daudawa where they kidnapped four people and injured many.”
It was gathered that while Tafoki was making this submission, tears began to floor from his eyes which made him unable to continue and choose to take his sit.
Prior to him, several members have lamented the situation in their respective constituencies.
AbdulJalal Runka (Safana) pleaded for rescind of the lockdown in the area to enable his constituents who are daily being attacked and their animals rustled to be allowed to sell the remaining animals to at least have something to eat rather than losing them to bandits.
Ibrahim Machika (Sabuwa) said if the present security agents can’t address the security challange in the state they should be replaced or government should allow the locals to protect themselves.
Also in his submission, Jabiru Yau ( Batsari) called on the federal government to really look into the insecurity in Katsina with a view to addressing it.
About 14 local governments in Katsina are daily recording activities of bandits leading to many death.