Protest in Kastina State as bandits kill farmers


Governor Aminu Masari of Kastina state sympathizes with the people of Batsari local government area after farmers were killed by bandits on Tuesday morning.

Governor Masari on addressing people from the area who laid their complain to the government house over the ceaseless killing of their people by bandits said his administration is doing all it can to stop the killings.

According to Masari: “I feel it better than you feel because I know Allah will ask me on the Day of Judgment. It is our duty to protect lives and property in the state, yet this is what is happening. We are doing our best.

You bear me witness that wherever such incident occurred, I visit the community and tell them our commitment toward addressing the menace.

We are going to table the problem of insecurity challenges bedeviling all the northern states before Mr. President tomorrow.”

The governor also admonished the people that protest would not solve the problems, as he urged them to remain calm as the government is doing its best to curb the menace.

Earlier, the leader of the people, Aminu Ruma, told Masari that the victims were killed in their farmlands in Yar-gamji village of Batsari Local Government Area. Ruma said some farmers were still missing, following the attack.

The community leader stated that the bandits also rustled some cows that belonged to the victims.

He said the security agents later evacuated the corpses and brought them to the palace of the District Head of Batsari.

Corpse of slain farmers

“People of Batsari, Safana and Danmusa Local Government Areas will not plant crops this year for fear of bandits attack,” he said.

Ruma, therefore, urged the government to hasten in taking measures that would end insecurity challenges bedeviling the areas.