Katsina State Governor, Dikko Radda, has urged residents of the state to take proactive measures in defending themselves against attacks by bandits, rather than solely relying on government intervention.
The Governor, who made the call on Friday at the Government House in Katsina during an extensive emergency security meeting, highlighted the pressing need to address the rise in insecurity, food shortages, and poverty within the state, with immediate action.
“This meeting was called to review the security situation as well as rising poverty and food scarcity in the state.”
”We must review the security situation in the state, take action to find a solution and address these challenges. Apart from insecurity, there are other challenges like the rising cost of food and hunger amongst the population.”
He assured the people that the State Government would think and act fast, rather than wait for the riots that happened in Kano and Niger states to extend to Katsina State.
”Government is fully prepared to assist any community that organizes themselves in their respective areas through training and the provision of logistics.”