Katsina State House of Assembly member, representing Batsari, constituency, Hon. Jabir Yusuf, shouted that the closure of telecommunication networks in the state has worsened the situation of insecurity in the state.
This was revealed by the Hon Jabir during the plenary on Wednesday, chaired by the vice president of the Chamber, Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu-Tafoki.
While taking into account how dozens of bandits, armed with sophisticated weapons, terrorized the city of Batsari killing no fewer than 11 people, injuring dozens and destroying several properties on Tuesday, Mr Jabir said it was necessary for the executive arm of the government reviewed existing security measures in the state.
According to him: “This unfortunate incident happened on Tuesday around 19:00. The bandits arrived in large numbers, killed and burned many vehicles and motorcycles.
The most troubling part of the incident was that there was no network for the people of Batsari city to report their situation to the security agencies whenever there is an attack.
“I appeal to the government to review security measures in the state, in particular the removal of telecommunications services. This lack of network has made the situation worse ”.
The lawmaker further said the relentless attack forced many people from the city of Batsari to flee their homes and businesses to seek refuge in the state capital.
Similarly, legislator representing APC Matazu constituency, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, also noted that on the same unfortunate day, thugs also attacked a community in his constituency and kidnapped five people.
However, he suggested that the government should provide an alternative means of communication through which security officers could be notified of such a development for rapid intervention.
As a result, lawmakers unanimously agreed that it was necessary for the state government to review some of the security measures and then called on the government to act accordingly.
Likewise, lawmakers have ordered its standing sermon safety committee of state security agencies to meet to find a way out of the persistent insecurity challenges plaguing the state.
Source: – Daily post