- The rate of killing, kidnapping, banditry and all forms of violent crimes in Katsina is becoming unbearable
- This has necessitated calls for the immediate resignation of Governor Aminu Bello Masari and his cabinet members
- One of those who made this call is Shehu Mhadi, a human rights activist who is also a businessman
Governor Aminu Bello Masari alongside members of his entire cabinet have been asked to resign over the alarming rate of insecurity and violent crimes in Katsina.
The call for Governor Masari's immediate resignation was made on Wednesday, July 22, by a human rights activist and businessman, based in Kaduna, Shehu Mahdi.
Mhadi said that the governor has failed in his primary duty of securing the lives and properties of those who voted him into office.
In fact, the top northern activist quoted Masari as reportedly saying that he is ashamed of looking into the faces of residents and indigenes of the state.
Mhadi stated: “Not long ago, the governor, Rt. Hon, his excellency, my brother, Aminu Bello Masari, openly admitted that he cannot look at the faces and eyes of the people of Katsina State because he is feeling ashamed, he has failed to protect them."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that top security officers led by Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), on Wednesday, June 17, arrived in Katsina state over the recent killings in the area.
The security officials include Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, and other top police officers.
The delegation landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International airport and moved to the government house for a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Masari and other top government officials.
Around 9:45 am, Adamu arrived at the northern state to coordinate activities. It was gathered that the IGP's arrival following a presidential order was aimed at reducing attacks by bandits in the state.
According to the police spokesman, SP Gambo Isa, the IGP was expected to visit the Katsina state governor, Emir of Katsina, and the state police headquarters.