Buhari not doing enough to secure Katsina, says Masari’s former S.A, Ruwan Godiya
The Chairman of the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CCSO in Katsina state and former Special Advisers on Higher Education to Governor Aminu Bello Masari, Comrade Bashir Ruwangodiya said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not doing enough to secure his home state in the face of insecurity, Vanguard reported.
Ruwangodiya made this remarks when he led members of the coalition to a sympathy visit to Wurma village over the weekend.
“We are calling with a strong voice that the Federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency come to the aid of the Katsina State government to give it necessary support and interventions to overcome the ugly security situation in the state.
“It is unacceptable that the state that gave you the highest votes, the masses can’t see what you put on the ground to secure their lives.
“He should remember that if he completes his tenure he will return home.
“It has gotten to a magnitude now. It started with the attack of one or two persons but now it is attacking a village as a whole. They operate freely for hours.
“They attack people in their houses, stole all their belonging not even a Maggi cube is spared. We don’t know what next they would do. They (bandits) have all relocated here in Katsina.
“The Northern Governors must do something collectively to address the menace and seek the support of the Federal government.
“We are here to sympathize with you over the tragedy and promise you that we will meet with the Governor over the security situation in the state and give him our own advice to tame the situation. And also pray to Almighty Allah to expose the perpetrators, their accomplices and informants as well as bring peace back to our state,” Ruwangodiya said.
While responding, the village head of Wurma, in Kurfi local government area of Katsina State, Alhaji Mohammed Mustapha said 28 persons were still in captivity of kidnappers from penultimate Tuesday’s attack launched by armed bandits on the village.
While giving the breakdown of the 28 persons, the village head said they are 27 females and one male still in the kidnapper’s captivity.