- The Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari has said the attacks by bandits in the state should be blamed on the security chiefs
- Masari made the statement on Saturday, August 15, during an economic empowerment event
- The Katsina state governor said identifying bandits in rural communities is not a difficult task
The Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari has said attacks by bandits in the state should be blamed on the security chiefs and not on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor said the Nigerian president has done all it takes to ensure security in the northern region.
Masari made the statement on Saturday, August 15, during an economic empowerment event in Rimi local government area of the state, Channels TV reported.
The governor said he doesn’t understand why the security chiefs, who are mostly northerners, have failed to provide security for the region.
He said identifying the bandits in rural communities is not a difficult task because people know their means of livelihood.
He pointed out that once a person who begins to spend more than his earning, it means he has started engaging in illegal activities.
“And if one day he buys a new motorcycle amounting to over N200,000 naira, then you must know that he is selling people’s lives,” Masari said.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate said there is no going back on the call for the sack service chiefs, vowing to mount pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking with pressmen on Friday, August 14, Senate spokesperson, Ajibola Basiru said the call for the sack of the security chiefs over rising insecurity is advisory but represents the collective interest of the country.
The resolution followed a motion by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) who expressed worry over the reported voluntary retirement of over 200 army officers.
The red chamber also asked its joint committee on security to find out why the officers were deserting the service.
In another news report, some well-meaning Nigerians in the diaspora have blamed failed promises by politicians for growing activities of Boko Haram terrorists and bandits despite the remarkable efforts of the military.
The Nigeria Diaspora Community for Peace (NDCP) said it arrived at this conclusion after direct interface and interaction with community members through delegated visits to affected areas and political leaders.
The president of the group, Elisha Longpet in a statement issued from Scotland, said the group discovered that politicians return to their roots only during campaigns and disappear as soon they are elected.
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