The Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has come out to admit that in terms of security in the state, he has failed.
The Governor told reporters that “I cannot look at people in the face, because, we have failed to protect them, contrary to our pledge to ensure security of lives and property.”
He further stated that “I never expected the behavior and attitude of people living in the forest, their behavior is worse than that of animals in the forest, a lion or tiger will only kill when it is hungry and it doesn’t kill all animals, it kills only the one it can eat at a time.”
Katsina State has been under constant attacks from armed bandits, who invade towns, injuring, raping, killing people, burning houses and rustling cattle.
The Governor, further admitted his failure stating that “Our role is to complement the efforts of the security agencies for which I believe we are doing far less than what is expected of us, based on resources available to us.”
Masari’s administration has however pulled out of the peace deal with bandits.
Katsina State has been under siege by bandits, culminating in to protests, with people blaming the government for not providing adequate security to protect them.