Katsina assembly draws 5 action points to tackle insecurity
Worried by the increasing rate of banditry in the state members of the Katsina State House of Assembly reconvened on May 5, 2020 and held a special plenary to deliberate on the state of insecurity in the state.
Shehu Dalhartu Tafoki, Deputy Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly representing Faskari Local Government Area, told Daily Trust on Sunday that the House had come up with five resolutions during its special plenary.
He said: “One, we urged the state government to, as a matter of urgency, review the peace pact it entered with bandits.
“Two, government should also change its approach in the fight against banditry in the state by including traditional method. Here, we mean government should incorporate members of vigilante groups in the fight.
“In my local government, we have engaged 200 members of vigilante group for this purpose and we have started enjoying the results because we are getting useful information from them.
The thing is that the bandits have many informants within the communities, who feed them with vital information regarding the communities.
“Three, Katsina State government should organize a security summit where stakeholders in matters concerning security will be invited to discuss the way out.
“Fourth, Katsina State government should seek the assistance of the Federal Government to fight the insurgency in the state.
While fifth, Katsina State House of Assembly should do everything possible to support government to fight the bandits.”
Tafoki said no responsible government would fold its arms and watch bandits attacking its citizens, calling on the Federal Government to do more about the activities of bandits in Katsina.
He said “although the governor is doing his best, it is not enough to crush the bandits.”