The house of Representatives has urged security agencies to adopt new security tactics and strategy to stop daily attacks, killings and kidnappings in Batsar/Safana/Danmusa federal Constituency of Katsina state.
This was sequel to the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by a member from Katsina state Hon Aliyu Abubakar, at plenary.
The lawmaker stated that Bandits in the area attack, kidnap and kill the people on daily basis, leading to loss of lives and properties.
He said currently, there are many people receiving treatment in the state Federal Medical Centre now Federal Teaching Hospital in Katsina while some are still in the hands of the bandits.
According to him, the bandits operate day and night saying that there are bandits called solar bandits who operate in the day light while
the other category operates in the night on daily basis.
“I was af home last weekend and what! met was multiple attacks, shootings, killings and kidnapping of people in Babbanduhu and Kitawa villages in Safand Local Government and Nahuta,Yangayya and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Government and other villages in Danmusa Local
“Rt. Honourable Speaker sir, out of six is district heads in the Constituency, only two 12) leaves in their domains while others leave either in Katsina or Kano. And again, out of sixty 160)leaves in their area and only less than ten (10) village heads
“Yantumaki district head was attacked and killed in his home palace a while ago and also my own brother who was a village head was attacked and shot in the head leading to his death.
His wife and youngest child were kidnapped and I have to pay
N2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira) ransom for their release.
Hon Abubakar revealed that the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections could not even hold in two wards of Danmusa Local Government and some polling units in Safana and Batsari Local Government Areas due to high activities of Bandits in the area.
The Lawmaker expressed concern that people in the area can no longer go to their farms or markets posing the danger of food crisis in the Constituency.