The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe, has been asked by the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, to inform President Muhammadu Buhari that the people of Katsina and other Nigerians are not safe following the kidnappings and killings in the country.
He stated this when the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and Ogbeh visited him ahead of the
national launching of distribution of cotton seeds/inputs to farmers for the 2019 planting season.
Daily Trust quoted the emir as saying, “Hon Minister, tell the president that we have to take very good care of our people, security first. All these programmes, as good as they are, cannot be without security. Security is first and fundamental,”.
“Every day I receive reports of kidnapping and killings from district and village heads”.
Usman accused government officials, politicians, and wealthy individuals within and outside the government of being behind the killings and kidnapping across the country.
“What are you to gain by killing, kidnapping people? It’s very unfortunate. I have not seen this kind of country; how do we live like animals?”
“Three days ago Magajin Gari (of Daura emirate council) was abducted, nobody is safe now, whether in your house or road, wherever you are.”
“What we want you to do for us is to stop the fight. Many people have deserted, abandoned their farms in fear of kidnapping and killings and other atrocities, it’s very unfortunate,” he said.