Buhari Govt Has Failed To Protect Nigerians – Masari
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has admitted that the Muhamamadu Buhari-led government has failed to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians.
In an interview with BBC Hausa on Tuesday, Masari stated that both the Federal Government and security agencies have not lived up to their constitutional responsibilities.
Masari asserted that the evidence of the failure of the government and the security agencies to protect the citizens is seen in the increasing cases of insecurity in the country.
The governor maintained that insecurity has affected his state and almost all the neighbouring states and nations.
“Security officials and we the government are who the people rely on to protect them, and we have failed in doing so. But if you take a look at the cause of the failure, a lot of security operatives have been killed.
“Not up to two weeks ago a Commissioner of Police lost his life; an inspector lost his life; soldiers have been killed; officers have lost their lives in their efforts to tackle insecurity.
“Insecurity has not just affected Katsina state only, it has affected almost every state in Nigeria and also some of our neighbours like Niger, Mali are also battling this issue.
“There has been improvement unlike before, but we haven’t reached where we want to and we are praying to God.”
Masari, however, expressed optimism that President Buhari will tackle the issue of insecurity before he hands over power to the next administration in 2023.