The member representing Danmusa local government area of Katsina State House of Assembly, Aminu Garba, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of betraying the trust of the people of his home state.
While decrying the worsening state of insecurity in the country and increase in attacks by bandits in Katsina State, he asked; “the people of Katsina gave him (Buhari) the highest votes in Nigeria when he was contesting but what do we have to show for it?”
Naija News reports that the lawmaker’s outburst is coming after the state governor, Bello Masari advised Katsina residents to defend themselves against banditry, saying: “People can’t fold their hands and watch being killed. If they abandon their villages where will they go and when will the killings end?”
Danmusa has now cried out that the people of his constituency were being killed and an uncountable number of cattle rustled by bandits because security agents in the area are overwhelmed and not “combatant enough.”
He maintained that President Buhari can bring an end to the insecurity within seven days, adding, however, that the attitude of the president is that of betrayal as he has abandoned the people of the state.
“The people of Katsina gave him (Buhari) the highest votes in Nigeria when he was contesting but what do we have to show for it? Just yesterday, they came into Danmusa town in a locality called Marken Dambi and killed a man and took away his wife and her daughter, yesterday night.
“I went for a security meeting at Danmusa with all stakeholders outraged. There is an 80-man security force called special squad. But that does not hinder miscreants from storming in and carrying out their activities.
“I specifically told residents of Danmusa to pack their belongings and relocate elsewhere. I do not regret my statement. We were all elected by the same people. I do not have anywhere else to call my town than Danmusa but yet I cannot go there at will,” he said in a video clip analysed by Premium Times.
“What crime have we committed? The president should listen to us and act because this hide and seek will lead us nowhere. I’m calling on all stakeholders; politicians, Islamic scholars, businessmen, emirs to go and tell him the truth,” the lawmaker asserted.