Mahdi Shehu VS Katsina gov’t: Katsina Elders’ call for truce
Katsina State Elders’ Forum on Sunday condemned the ‘fight’ going on between the government officials and a Katsina-born businessman, Mahadi Shehu, Vanguard reported.
The socio-cultural body, under the leadership of former Minister of State for Finance, Alhaji Abu Gidado, warned that “as elder statesmen, we call for restraint so as not to drag the image of the state in a bad light.”
In a statement jointly signed by Gidado and its secretary, Alhaji Aliyu Sani Mohammed also expressed worried over surge in the insecurity pervading the state, especially the seven front line local government areas bordering Kaduna and Zamfara states.
According to the elders, “the state government is doing a lot in the form of assistance to complement the security agencies fighting the bandits.”