The House of Representatives has urged security agencies to adopt new security tactics and strategy to stop daily attacks, killings and kidnappings in Batsar/Safana/Danmusa Federal Constituency of Katsina state.
This was sequel to the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by a member from Katsina state Aliyu Abubakar, at plenary.
The lawmaker stated that Bandits in the area, attack, kidnap and kill the people on daily basis, leading to loss of lives and property.
He said currently, there are many people receiving treatment in the Federal Teaching Hospital in Katsina while some are still in the hands of the bandits.
According to him, the bandits operate day and night saying that there are bandits called solar bandits who operate in the day light while
the other category operate in the night on daily basis.
“I was at home last weekend and what i met was multiple attacks, shootings, killings and kidnapping of people in Babbanduhu and Kitawa villages in Safana Local Government and Nahuta,Yangayya and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Government and other villages in Danmusa Local
“Yantumaki district head was attacked and killed in his home palace a while ago and also my own brother who was a village head was attacked and shot in the head leading to his death.
His wife and youngest child were kidnapped and I had to payN2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira) ransom for their release.
Abubakar revealed that the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections could not even hold in two wards of Danmusa Local Government and some polling units in Safana and Batsari Local Government Areas due to high activities of Bandits in the area.
The Lawmaker expressed concern that people in the area can no longer go to their farms or markets posing the danger of food crisis in the Constituency.
Oduyemi Odumade, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Kevin Nwabueze
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