A lawmaker from the home state of President Buhari, has accused him of betraying the trust of his people.
The member of the state house of assembly, Aminu Garba, who represents Danmusa local government area, was reported by Premium Times, to have made the statement while commenting on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria and increase in attacks by bandits in Katsina and the North-west region in general. He said;
“The people of Katsina gave him (Buhari) the highest votes in Nigeria when he was contesting but what do we have to show for it? Just yesterday, they came into Danmusa town in a locality called Marken Dambi and killed a man and took away his wife and her daughter, yesterday night.
“I went for a security meeting at Danmusa with all stakeholders outraged. There is an 80-man security force called special squad. But that does not hinder miscreants from storming in and carrying out their activities.
“I specifically told residents of Danmusa to pack their belongings and relocate elsewhere. I do not regret my statement. We were all elected by the same people. I do not have anywhere else to call my town than Danmusa but yet I cannot go there at will.”
Mr Danmusa added that people of his constituency were being killed and an uncountable number of cattle rustled by bandits because security agents in the area are overwhelmed and not “combatant enough.”