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I have failed my duty – Gov Masari

The Katsina helmsman said he cannot look at the people “in the face because we have failed to protect them, contrary to our pledge to ensure the security of lives and property”.

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, on Monday, has declared that he has failed his duty for protecting the people of Katsina from bandits, in which contrary to my pledge to ensure the security of lives and property.

Katsina State, the home state of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, who has been under repeated attacks from bandits.

The bandits have been killed, rape, injure the people, burn houses and rustle cattle in the state.

Masari told newsmen at the Government House that the bandits were “worse than animals”.

The Katsina helmsman said he cannot look at the people “in the face because we have failed to protect them, contrary to our pledge to ensure the security of lives and property”.

He noted that in the forest, “a lion or a tiger kills only when it is hungry and it doesn’t kill all animals, it only kills the one it can eat at a time”.

 “But what we see here is that bandits come to town, spray bullets, kill indiscriminately for no purpose and no reason whatsoever, like the recent massacre of people at Faskari and parts of Dandume local government area”.

He lamented that the bandits “just killed the people”, querying how human beings “behave the way an animal cannot behave?”

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On Monday night, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) referred to Masari’s apology in a statement on the attack on the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) by Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman.

“On the same day Mr Adesina released his laughable response, an APC Governor of Katsina, the President’s State, was categorical in his admission of the administration’s failure and openly apologised to citizens over their plight, something the Presidency could learn from”, CNG spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman noted.

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Abdullahi Hammed

Abdullahi Hammed was born in Kano State, Nigeria. A journalist by profession for the past five years. He Studied Mass Communication at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Contact: [email protected]

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