Emerging reports have claimed that suspected gunmen in the early hours of Friday, March 8, kidnapped Hajiya Maisitiyari, the mother-in-law of the governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari.
The reports added that the suspects invaded the elderly woman’s Katsina Layout residence on motorcycles and abducted her.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Katsina state chapter of the PDP called for the resignation of the state governor, Aminu Masari, over his admission that the state is under siege by bandits and kidnappers.
The state PDP chairman, Salisu Majigiri, during a chat with journalists, said the most appropriate thing for the governor to do was to step aside and allow those who could take charge, as he (Masari) had openly admitted his failure.
Majigiri further stated that Masari's declaration was scary and contradicted an early statement of President Muhammadu Buhari who told the world that security had improved in Nigeria.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the Katsina state government on Wednesday, January 2, lamented that the state was under siege by bandits, armed robbers and kidnappers.
Governor Aminu Masari made this known during the opening ceremony of an extra-ordinary security meeting in Katsina.
He said in part: “The citizens are on daily basis being harassed by bandits and kidnappers that are on rampage in the state.
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"The Katsina government organised 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."
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