- Some lawmakers in Katsina state are not happy with the situation of things in respect to security in the state
- As a result of this, they openly lamented the insecurity situation, with two of them weeping profusely
- The lawmakers consequently urged security forces in the country to do more in stopping the menace
The sorry state of insecurity in Nigeria overcame two lawmakers in Katsina state who broke down in tears at a plenary deliberating over the issue of insecurity afflicting many local government areas of the state, Punch Newspaper reports.
The two Katsina State House of Assembly members on Monday burst into tears are Alhaji Haruna Goma, representing Dandume constituency and Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, representing Funtua constituency.
According to Goma, about 11 persons were killed in two communities of Dandume, while many were abducted recently.
On his part, Mohammed narrated how for the past 40 days, bandits attacked their communities daily, killing scores and kidnapping many.
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Also, the lawmaker representing Katsina constituency said the insecurity challenge was beyond imagination, as about 32 out of the 34 LGAs in the state were now affected, adding that even within Katsina metropolis, people were being kidnapped.
Bandits register with CAC, Nigeria Stock Exchange? Atiku goes fiery on FG
Meanwhile, for Atiku Abubakar, with the way bandits are gaining more sway in Nigeria, it will not be a surprise if they register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and are enlisted at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
The former vice president said this on Thursday, August 19, at Abuja when he lamented over the rising activities of armed criminals across the country. In his opinion, it seems Nigeria is the haven of abductors who now find criminality as a major, lucrative industry.
Banditry: 17 Sokoto communities relocate to Niger Republic
Also, Legit.ng reported that over 50,000 residents of 17 communities in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state have relocated to the Niger Republic due to incessant bandits’ attacks.
According to the report, the information was disclosed by the member representing Sabon Birni North constituency at the Sokoto state House of Assembly, Aminu Almustapha Boza. Boza said the villagers are currently taking refuge at Tudun Sunnah village, Gidan Runji local government in Maradi state of Niger Republic.
He further accused Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of showing enough concern for the plight of his people, adding that efforts to reach the state governor have been difficult.
The lawmaker also lamented joining politics, saying he burden he bears as the representative of the people makes him feel guilty.