Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari, on Monday, declared that he has failed in protecting the people from bandits.
The State has been under repeated attacks from bandits who kill, rape, injure the people, burn houses and rustle cattle.
Masari told newsmen at the Government House that the bandits were “worse than animals”.
The Katsina helmsman said he cannot look at the people “in the face because we have failed to protect them, contrary to our pledge to ensure the security of lives and property”.
He noted that in the forest, “a lion or a tiger kills only when it is hungry and it doesn’t kill all animals, it only kills the one it can eat at a time”.
“But what we see here is that bandits come to town, spray bullets, kill indiscriminately for no purpose and no reason whatsoever, like the recent massacre of people at Faskari and parts of Dandume local government area”.
He lamented that the bandits “just killed the people”, querying how human beings “behave the way an animal cannot behave?”
On Monday night, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) referred to Masari’s apology in a statement on the attack on the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) by Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman.
“On the same day Mr Adesina released his laughable response, an APC Governor of Katsina, the President’s State, was categoric in his admission of the administration’s failure and openly apologised to citizens over their plight, something the Presidency could learn from”, CNG spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman noted.