Protesters In KatsinaAsk For Buhari, Masari Resignation
There have been reports that large number of irate protesters stormed the streets of Katsina Government House, demanding for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari.
The mass agitation was due to the recent carnages carried out by bandits where several lives of innocent people were lost in the State.
Recall that bandits had on June, 9, 2020, stormed Katsina, killing over 40 civilians including children while abducting dozens of others, mainly youths and children.
In that unfortunate incident, it was equally reported that many women were raped by the bandits and a good number of animals killed.
It was these incessant harrassnent that led to the aggrieved Katsina youths storming the Government House to agitate for the resignation of the President (who incidentally is an indigene of the State) and Masari, the Governor of Katsina State.
The youths went about carrying placards that reads, “Enough is Enough”, ‘We need Peace”, “Buhari and Masari resign if you cannot protect us”; “End Banditry in Katsina”, “Katsina is a home of hospitality”.
And as they marched the streets chanting anti-government songs, the youths called for immediate action to end the killings in the State.
Some of them accused the government of giving too many excuses, calling for the immediate resignation of Masari and President Buhari.
Meanwhile, Masari has at the wake of the attack on the villagers accepted the blame of government’s failurr in securring the safety of the people.
“I don’t know what to tell them. I cannot look at them in the face because we have failed to protect them, contrary to our pledge to ensure the security of lives and property throughout the state”.
“I never expected the behaviour and the attitude of people living in the forests to be good but the bandits’ behaviour is worse than that of animals.
“In the forest, a lion or a tiger kills only when it is hungry and it doesn’t kill all animals, it only kills the one it can eat at a time. “But what we see here is that bandits come to town, spray bullets, kill indiscriminately for no purpose and no reason”, Masari laments.