Katsina SGS, Mustapha Inuwa, replies people linking him to bandits killings, insecurity
The Secretary to the Katsina State Government of the State, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa has for the first time recently replied people that are linking him to activities of bandits in the state calling them mischieve makers.
The former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina made this statement in an interview with Daily Trust seen by Katsina Post.
Below are excerpts from the interview:
Daily Trust: There is an allegation that you are aiding the activities of bandits in the state for financial gains. Is this true?
SGS Mustapha Inuwa: To gain what? What is most important is that we are trying our best. I don’t blame people for saying what they say or behaving the way they behave because what is important to them is to have peace and be secured, which is the responsibility of the government. The people have every right to complain if any government fails in that regard. You see, if you hold a public office you have to be ready to hear all sorts of things.
Some are saying what they are saying out of ignorance; maybe when you are able to explain to them they would understand and appreciate you. In some cases, some will even apologise. However, some are being mischievous, just to tarnish the image of government or a person in government. Some also see you as a threat, even within the same political party or government.
Believe me, all these things don’t bother me. What is important to me is to achieve what we want to achieve. We need to deliver on our promise to provide security for the people. Some of things will certainly change our focus, so I don’t think we should go into them.
Daily Trust: Would you say you have forgiven those who are tarnishing your image in one way or another?
SGS Mustapha Inuwa: Nobody has ever offended me in this kind of thing, that is why they do it and come back to apologise. All I want to tell the young ones is that such things are not good and they shouldn’t engage in it. If I do something wrong, there is nothing wrong in telling the world. Recently, my house in Danmusa was burnt. Forty people were arrested, but nothing was done; they were all released. I know that those who did it were misled. I am sure they will regret their action.