Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari, at weekend confessed that his administration has failed people of the state over inability to meet the aspirations of the people, especially in ensuring the security of lives and property in parts of the state.
The Governor made this known during an interactive session with Journalists in Katsina state at Government House.
He said, ” I don’t know what to tell them. I cannot look at them in the face because we have failed to protect them, contrary to our pledge to ensure the security of lives and property throughout the state.
” I never expected the behaviour and the attitude of the people living in the forests, the bandits, whose behaviour is worse than that of animals.
“In the forest, a lion or a tiger kills only when it is hungry and it doesn’t kill all the animals, it only kills the one it can eat at a time.
” But what we see here is that the bandits come to town, spray bullets, kill indiscriminately for no purpose and no reasons whatsoever like the recent massacre of the people at Faskari and parts of Dandume local government areas. They just killed the people.
‘How can a human being behave the way that an animal cannot even behave.
“That is why I say that they are worse than the animals in the forest. For me, there are no longer innocent persons in the forests.
“I am a very unhappy person because we have never had moments of respite within the last five years that the leadership of this state can describe as comfortable.”
Reports indicated that at least 70 persons were killed within the last two weeks in separate attacks by bandits across a number of communities in the Katsina