Katsina State Home of Meeting member, representing Batsari, Constituency, Hon. Jabir Yusuf, has cried out that the shut down of telecommunication networks within the state has made the insecurity state of affairs within the state worse.
Hon Jabir revealed this on the plenary on Wednesday, presided over by the Home Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu-Tafoki.
Whereas giving account of how scores of bandits, armed with refined weapons terrorized Batsari city killing not fewer than 11 individuals, injuring scores and destroying a number of properties on Tuesday, Honourable Jabir mentioned, there was want for the chief arm of presidency to overview the prevailing safety measures within the state.
Based on him: “This unlucky incident occurred on Tuesday round 7p.m. The bandits got here in massive quantity, killed and burnt down many automobiles and bikes.
Probably the most worrying a part of the incident was that there was no community for the folks of Batsari city to narrate their plight to the safety businesses every time there may be an assault.
“I am hereby appealing to the government to review the security measures in the state, especially the removal of telecom services. This lack of network has worsened the situation.”
The lawmaker additional mentioned that the incessant assault has made many individuals from Batsari city to flee from their homes and companies to hunt refuge within the state capital.
Equally, the lawmaker representing APC Matazu Constituency, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, additionally famous that on the identical ailing fated day, the hoodlums additionally attacked a neighborhood in his constituency and kidnapped 5 individuals.
He, nonetheless, recommended that the federal government ought to make provision for another technique of communication by means of which safety brokers could possibly be notified of such improvement for quick intervention.
Consequent upon this, the regulation makers unanimously agreed that there was a necessity for the state authorities to overview among the safety measures and subsequently referred to as on the federal government to behave accordingly.
In the identical vein, the regulation makers directed its standing committee on safety to sermon the safety businesses within the state for a gathering to discover a approach out of the lingering insecurity challenges bedeviling the state.