Residents of Dandume ‘A’ ward, along with citizens from Faskari, Sabuwa, and Funtua local government areas in Katsina State, have voiced their deep concerns over the escalating insecurity plaguing their communities.
In an open letter addressed to the Governor of Katsina State, the residents detailed the alarming situation they face due to the activities of bandits and kidnappers.
The letter outlined the long-standing reign of terror by bandits, who have been responsible for numerous killings, kidnappings, looting, and destruction of properties.
Residents have been living in a constant state of fear, unable to carry out their daily routines or sleep soundly at night. Many have been forced to leave their homes and villages in search of safer havens.
Despite having reported these incidents to local authorities on multiple occasions, residents expressed their frustration over the lack of improvement in their security situation. They feel abandoned by the very government entrusted with their protection and safety.
In their appeal to the governor, the residents called for urgent and effective intervention. They urged the deployment of additional security forces to the affected areas, particularly the rural regions where bandits operate with impunity.
The letter also highlighted the need for dialogue with the bandits to encourage disarmament and peaceful resolution.
Furthermore, the residents requested increased support and compensation for victims who have lost their loved ones, properties, and livelihoods due to the activities of these criminal elements.
The residents implored the governor to take their grievances seriously and swiftly restore security and peace to their local government areas. Their message was clear: they yearn to live without fear and to reclaim their dignity as citizens of Katsina State.