By Stanley Onyekwere
The indigenous people of Katsina State based in the Federal Capital Territory have called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency impose a state of emergency on the state, following high level of insecurity in Katsina State.
The group under the aegis of Concerned Katsina Youth Vanguard, expressed concerns that recent developments leading to wanton killings of innocent people in the state was a testament to the fact that the state government could not guaranty the safety of lives and property of citizens of the state.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Deputy spokesman of the group, Alh. Shamsudeen Danasibi Faskari, said residents of the state are living in palpable fear, as security agencies in the state appears helpless, stressing that the situation has reached an unimaginable level.
Faskari, who affirmed that his local government area was the epic centre of senseless killings since December 2019, however observed that other parts of the state are currently under siege by bandits
The group warned that if the Federal Government fails to take over the state, the recent insecurity may pose a threat to national security, thus further worsening the intractable challenges in the country occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group used the occasion to blame the state government on the spate of insecurity in the state, noting that the cease-fire deal reached with the bandits has not yielded any result.