Open letter to His Excellency, Gov Aminu Bello Masari – By Hon. Jamilu Yahaya Kankara
Your Excellency Sir, esteemed respect and regards duely observed, and a compliment of the season.
I write to you on behalf of the good people of Kankara LGA (my home town) and Katsina State in it’s entirety, about the concern of the citizens and the advocate for good governance and critic of the opposite.
Addressing the issue on a very serious note, a matter of life and death, for all of us, starting with the case of banditry currently conflicting
Kankara Local Government. The situation have been ransacked and dozens of inhabitants and property carted away in several attacks. Our very own Kankara Local Government is under a serious siege, engineerd by Armed robbers, Kidnappers and Armed bandits, this people are terrorising and arresting those in the rural communities, kidnapping some and demanding outrageous ransoms, which if not met, lead to killing of the victims.
Additionally, citizens from other Local Governments like Batsari, Jibia, Danmusa, Safana, Sabuwa, Dandume, Faskari, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Batagarawa, Rimi, Danja, Kafur, Matazu, Kaita, and Malumfashi seem to be harassed too by similar bandits and kidnappers more frequently from some sources that have elements of truth as well. There apparently seem to be a rampage in some part of the State and we hope the your government known for its seriousness, in it’s political capacity put into consideration some investigative measures and necessary actions into place.
The rise in crimes is a good threat to the societal development, and as a cooperate social responsibility, we hope to do our part by informing you duely. Our contribution by total compliance in support of any effort made by your government to address the above mentioned issues is assured. We wish you the best and hope your efforts and supporting team handle this with iron hands and defeat any form of tyranny by the unscrupulous citizens. Any personal that will deprive another person his right and freedom of living shouldn’t be in our favor and will never be.
Although this iw expect to come in the first paragraph, but as a matter of priority it didn’t, the current cases of Covid-19 right now in Katsina State is so far overwhelming, but in Kankara Local Government for example, in reality, is not as overwhelming as the cases of banditry and armed robbery. People are losing their lives and freedoms. People have become homeless and are left stranded and hopeless.
With due respect Sir, we know this is a collective task, and that is why we recommend you should imploy any necessary support to restore the Local Governments to its state of liberty. We have faith that the Local Government Chairmen will assist you on this one.
Your excellency Sir, I will also like to suggest that you should contacts traditional rulers, past leaders in the state, retired heads of paramilitary organizations, private sectors, civil society, community leaders particularly in the most affected areas, past governors, present and past local government leaders, religious leaders, past intelligence chiefs and relevant current and retired diplomats, members of opposition and any groups that may be deemed relevant.
For the sake of Kankara LGA and good people of Katsina state, in this period of Ramadan, I pray that Allah SWA grant you, as our Governor, the wisdom, the understanding, the political will and the courage to do what is right when it is right and without fear or favor. May Allah SWA save us from this deadly COVID 19 virus, secure, protect and bless Katsina state.
God Bless Kankara LGA
God Bless Katsina State
God Bless Federal Republic of Nigeria.
– Hon. Jamilu Yahaya Kankara