By Belove Olocha
Aminu Masari, Governor of Katsina State, has called for a state of emergency to curtail looming insecurity challenges faced by the country.
Speaking on Saturday at the third General Meeting of the Conference of Speakers which held in Katsina, Governor Masari, lamented that the insecurity problems in his state have metamorphosed into a serious challenge.
The governor subsequently appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency to curtail insecurity.
“In Katsina state, our major problem is the security challenges we are facing in some parts of the state but with the support of the State House of Assembly, some legal frameworks were put in place while the existing one were restructured in order to address the security challenges.
“I wish to call the federal government to declare an emergency on the nation’s security in order to bring an end to the loss of lives and property across the state.
“Security agencies are putting in their best to address the security issues across the country but more has to be done to curtail the activities of bandits, cattle rustlers, insurgents and other criminal elements across the country,” he said.