By John Ikani
Two Katsina State House of Assembly members on Monday burst into tears at a plenary deliberating over the issue of insecurity afflicting many Local Government Areas of the state.
The lawmakers wept as deputy speaker of the house, Shehu Dalhatu-Tafoki presented a motion of “urgent public importance” over the level of insecurity in the state.
According to Dalhatu-Tafoki (APC Faskari), the issue of insecurity in Katsina State was worsening by the day, with more people being killed as more Local Government Areas were being affected.
He said: “There is a serious need for the security outfits in the state to increase their outposts across the state, especially the most affected areas.
“The outposts in those areas are not enough.
“They cannot overpower the bandits despite the huge amounts of money being spent on them.”
He, therefore, called on the concerned government authorities and security agencies to restrategise their approach to tackling the rampant activities of bandits in Katsina State.
After deliberations by the lawmakers, the assembly unanimously adopted the motion and called on all relevant authorities to endeavour to address the issue urgently by ensuring safety in the affected communities.
The house also resolved to hold a meeting with federal lawmakers from Katsina, as well as the state government, on efforts to address insecurity.
The house further resolved to meet with security agencies and the state’s committee on security on ways to restore peace to troubled areas.