Insecurity: 12 Katsina district heads threatens to relocate out of their domain
No fewer than 12 district heads from Katsina’s eight troubled local government areas have threatened relocation following the rising insecurity in their respective domains.
Daily Trust reports that the district heads are those from; Jibia, Safana, Dandume, Faskari, Sabuwa, Kankara, Danmusa and Batsari.
The affected district heads on Monday stormed the palace of the emir of Katsina, Abdulmumin Kabir Usman, to “protest” the continued unabated attacks on their domains by bandits.
The districts heads also told the emir that their lives were at risk, especially with the recent cold blood murder of their colleague, the district head of Yantumaki, late Atiku Maidabino last week.
Maidabino was killed in front of his wives and children by his assailants.
An affected district head, who was part of the meeting, confided in our reporter that the meeting was necessary and timely giving the daily reported attacks leading to death of people, rustling of animals amongst others.
He said; “we were at the palace to share our concerns of what is happening and the risks to our lives because what has happened to our colleague called for concerns. We fear for our lives at our bases”
“The emir reasoned with us and was equally concern over the matter.
“He (emir) assured us of meeting with the state governor, security chiefs and if need be presidency over the matter,” he added.