The District Head of Batsari, Katsina State Alhaji Tukur Mu’azu, has said his subjects will prefer to die from Coronavirus than being killed by rampaging bandits.
Alhaji Mu’azu, who stated this in a short video, obtained by PRNigeria, noted that the rising insecurity in Katsina is worse than the threat of COVID-19.
The district head, who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Ruma Katsina said: “My people will prefer to die from coronavirus infection. Not from these senseless killings orchestrated by bandits.
“So far, the deadly pandemic has not claimed any life in Batsari and other neighboring Local Government Areas (LGAs), but the bandits have killed scores of harmless villagers and residents. So, what are we saying?”
On the recent attacks launched by bandits at old and new Ruma, the District Head, while speaking to PRNigeria during a phone chat, said the marauding criminals after invading over 10 communities, killed and maimed several lives.
He said several cattle and other livestock animals were also looted by the bandits.
Said Alh. Muazu: “The thing is, the bandits always scatter themselves when going on operations at our villages. Hence, security personnel find it difficult sometimes to easily contain the bandits’ attacks.
“However, we are still calling on the Federal Government to deploy more soldiers, mobile policemen, and fighter helicopters to Katsina. Let them comb all the forests in our State, and eliminate these bandits.”