- Some residents of Katsina state have protested incessant attacks on them by unknown bandits
- The protest was staged in some areas of the state on Tuesday, June 9, to register their displeasure over the ugly development
- According to them, residents of the state now live in perpetual fear over the attacks
A report by Sahara Reporters indicates that no fewer than hundreds of residents of Yan Tumaki in Danmusa local government area of Katsina state on Tuesday, June 9, took to the streets of the town to protest repeated attacks by bandits on the community.
Legit.ng gathered that the protesters, comprising grown-up men and children, blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Wasari for the spate of insecurity in the state.
The online medium noted that one of the protesters said residents of the area now lived in fear as security agencies in the state appear helpless.
He said the people might resort to self-defence, noting that such a move may further worsen the security challenges in the country.
“Is it not shameful and embarrassing that this ugly security threat is happening daily in the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the chief security officer of the country?
"It’s glaring both the President and Governor Masari are failure, they have repeatedly failed us. They have to be alive to their constitutional duties of protecting the citizens,” he said.
Katsina is one of the states in the northwest that have suffered from repeated attacks by armed bandits on communities.
The report had it that about 150 people have been reportedly killed by bandits in Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana local government areas of the state in the last two months.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari warned bandits to surrender their weapons or face “disgraceful and violent end.’’
It was reported that the warning came at a meeting the president had with Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state at the State House on Thursday, June 4.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari also commiserated with Masari over the loss of lives in the attacks.
The president assured people and government of Katsina that the bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state and across the country will not go unpunished.
According to him, renewed efforts and review of operations, to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country were ongoing. Buhari added that more decisive military operations against bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna states would be undertaken.
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