Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has promised to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to find a lasting solution to the activities of bandits in his state.
Massari while addressing protesters that besieged the government house on Tuesday over the killing of 18 farmers on their farm in Yar-gamji village, said he felt the pain of the people, therefore the need for him to approach the president to curtail the menace.
He assured them that his government will not fold its arms watching his peoples dying in the hands of bandits, as measures, will be put together to resist further occurrence.
“I feel it more than you feel because I know Allah will ask me on the Day of Judgement.
“It is our duty to protect lives and property in the state, yet, this is what is happening, we are doing our best.
“You bear me witness that wherever such incident occurred, I visit the community and tell them our commitment toward addressing the menace.
The governor while urging the protesters to remain calm also promised that the situation will be reported to President Buhari so as to have more support from the federal government to combat the menace.
“We are going to table the problem of insecurity challenges bedevilling all the northern states before Mr President tomorrow,”
Speaking for the protesters earlier, a community leader Aminu Ruma, informed the governor that 18 farmers were killed in their farmlands in Yar-gamji village of Batsari Local Government Area, adding that some farmer were still missing following the incident.
Adamu also revealed that the bandits also rustled some cows that belonged to the victims.
On the deceased, he said that the security agents had evacuated their corpses and brought them to the palace of the District Head of Batsari.
“People of Batsari, Safana and Danmusa Local Government Areas will not plant crops this year for fear of bandits’ attack,” he said.
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