- Governor Aminu Masari said insecurity can stampede development and lead to a breakdown of order
- The governor also disclosed that his government has intensified efforts to tackle the menace of bandits and terrorist in Katsina
- Masari called on the federal government to give bailout funds to states because governors are spending too much on security
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Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, said his government has been making remarkable progress in the fight against mounting insecurity in the state.
Katsina is one of the Nigerian states overwhelmingly affected by the ceaseless killing and atrocities of bandits and suspected Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents.
Recently, local traditional rulers and their subjects were killed and many properties destroyed, marking out the state as a red spot for security threats.
Speaking with Daily Trust, Governor Masari said his government is complementing the efforts of the federal government by channelling huge funds to the security sector of the state.
Masari also justified the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to give security bailout for some states, adding that governors, especially in Boko Haram-ravaged areas, are spending too much on security.
The Katsina governor further stated that insecurity, if left to fester, will cause under development and it will make people lose hope in government.
Masari also emphasised that insecurity will lead to chaos and breakdown of rules and order in the affected states.
"There wouldn’t be a development, that is one. People will lose hope in the capacity of the authorities to address the issues.
"And if there is a loss of faith, people will take the law into their own hands, and if they do that, there will be chaos and you know the consequences of chaos.
"I need not tell you the consequences of chaos that can lead to the breakdown of law and order," Masari said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following the directives of President Buhari, the service chiefs have begun a total rejig of the security structure in order to bring a lasting solution to the aggravating insecurity situation in the country.
President Buhari hailed the security chiefs for offering their best in the fight against insecurity in the country.
He, however, gave directives for the overhauling of the total security architecture and mandated the security chiefs to come up with a new strategy against the menace of bandits and insurgents.
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