Katsina state lawmakers weep over bandits attack

Katsina state lawmakers weep over bandits attack

- Katsina lawmakers shed tears during plenary as they contributed to a motion on the recent bandits' attack in the state

- The armed bandits killed over 30 villagers in Batsari local government area of the state

- Some journalists covering the session also became emotional and joined in weeping over the situation

It was tears and lamentations galore at the Katsina House of Assembly chamber on Tuesday, February 18 as lawmakers cried profusely during their plenary session over the recent killings of over 30 villagers in Batsari local government area of the state.

Alhaji Jabiru Yau-yau, member representing Batsari constituency raised the issue at plenary under matters of urgent public interest as the state recovers from the dastardly act.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the member representing Jibia constituency, Alhaji Mustapha Yusuf, opened the flood gate of tears while contributing to the motion and other members joined in, shedding tears over the killings.

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Katsina state lawmakers weep over bandits attack
President Buhari sent a federal government delegation on Monday, February 17 to condole with the people of the state. Photo: Aso Rock
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“This situation is frightening because we don’t know what can still happen in that place.

“Many people were locked up and burnt to ashes. The villagers fled to various destinations because of fear of the unknown,” Yusuf said amidst tears.

Members of the public who were at the assembly to observe the sitting and some journalists also became emotional and joined in weeping over the situation.

“While we appreciate the efforts of Gov. Aminu Masari, we want the federal government to also come to our aid,” Alhaji Yau-yau said.

The Speaker, Alhaji Tasiu Musa and other members of the house then unanimously resolved to send relief materials to the affected areas.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a federal government delegation led by his chief of staff, Abba Kyari to Katsina to condole with the people of the state.

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The delegation arrived Katsina, on Monday, February 17, extending heartfelt condolences to Governor Aminu Bello Masari and Emir of Katsina, Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, over the recent killings.

Meanwhile, leaders of Tsawan community in Batsari local government area of Katsina state on Monday, February 17 said the recent attack on their village was not reprisal.

President Buhari had described the attack as revenge killings, but Tsawa village head, Ibrahim Zangina, said it was not a reprisal attack.

“We have never had any incidents of attacks or confrontation with any bandit or group of bandits in the past,” he said.

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