Katsina lawmaker urges Buhari to declare state of emergency in his constituency
The rate of killings and kidnappings in Katsina State has become so ‘alarming’ that a lawmaker representing Safana/Danmusa/Batsari in the House of Representative, Hon. Ahmed Dayyabu-Safana wants a state of emergency declared in parts of the state.
Hon. Dayyabu-Safana said some villages within his constituency had been serially attacked with many people killed by armed bandits.
In a motion sponsored by the lawmaker and seen by Katsina Post, Hon. Dayyabu-Safana urged for urgent “Need for Federal Government’s Intervention on the Ongoing Wanton Killing of Innocent Persons, Destruction of Property, Armed Robbery, and Kidnappings by Heavily Armed Bandits Operating Within Safana/Batsari/Dansamu Federal Constituency.”
According to him, the recent spate of the said attacks on members of his constituency has reached an ‘alarming stage’. He said the perpetrators of this act continuously kill innocent persons.
“They set their homes ablaze while defenseless men and women are abducted to an unknown destination. Up to four villages within my constituency are currently under attack in the last 48 hours,” the lawmaker said on Thursday.
“The villages are Massa in Batasari Local Government Area, where no fewer than five persons have been killed, Alhazawa in Safana LGA has been totally displaced. Guzurawa village in Safana LGA also has several persons murdered in cold blood.
“And just yesterday (Wednesday), Gobirawa Village came under attack with no fewer than 12 dead bodies littered in the bush while many are still missing. These killings have continued unabated and these bandits seem to be unstoppable with a specific instance at Gobirawa Village in Safana LGA.
“The bereaved villagers there are forced to abandon the corpses during the burial and scamper for safety when they sighted the bandits coming back to launch another offensive,” he said.