The Emir of Katsina Abdulmumini Kabir Usman has lamented the security situation in Nigerian exclaiming that “things are getting out of hand.”
The Emir of President Muhammadu Buhari own state told the Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbe to inform President that Katsina is under siege and farmers and herders have abandoned their farms and herds for fear of being kidnapped or killed
“Hon Minister, tell the president that we have to take very good care of our people, security first. All these programmes, as good as they are, cannot be without security. Security is first and fundamental.
“Every day I receive reports of kidnapping and killings from district and village heads,” the traditional ruler added, even as he alleged that government officials, politicians and wealthy individuals who are enemies within and outside government are behind the incessant killings and kidnapping across the country.
“What are you to gain by killing, kidnapping people? It’s very unfortunate. I have not seen this kind of country; how do we live like animals? Three days ago Magajin Gari (of Daura emirate council) was abducted, nobody is safe now, whether in your house or road, wherever you are, What we want you to do for us is to stop the fight. Many people have deserted, abandoned their farms in fear of kidnapping and killings and other atrocities, it’s very unfortunate,” he said.