KTFest: Experts profer solutions to banditry in Northern Nigeria
Experts drawn from various walk of life including security, civil society, philanthropists, and season civil servants have extensively discussed the topic: ‘Banditry In Northern Nigeria: Understanding The Cause of Processioning Solution’ during the just concluded Katsina Book And Art Festival 2019.
The discussion, moderated by Justice Musa Danladi had ex-PTDF boss Engr. Muttaqha Rabe Darma, Chairman Coalition for civil societies in Katsina and Lecture Mal. Bashir Usman Ruwan Godiya and security expert and former Commissioner of Police, CP (Rtd) Mudi Kurfi as discussants.
While making his submission, CP (Rtd) Mudi Kurfi reiterated security of lives and properties of citizens as the first priority of every government.
He also linked the current insecurity bedeviling the northern region of Nigeria to unprecedented thievery among leaders, poverty in the land and wide gap and inequality between the rich and the poor in the society.
He, therefore, call for the Nigerian leaders at all levels to go back to the drawing table and affect the right policies for the betterment of the people.
On his part, Muttaqha Rabe spoke extensively on the framework, origin, history, and divisions of insecurity among the people.
He listed moral, economic, climate change, population growth, lack of good leadership, and environmental degradation as major causes of insecurity in the land.
Ruwan Godiya on his part call government and other security agencies to leverage on Information Technology and other modern techniques in tackling the menace.
He also calls on collective action from the people, changes in attitudes and prayers to Almighty Allah to bring an end to the current unfortunate situation.