The Emir of Daura, Katsina State, Dr. Umar Farouk Umar, has stated that what Nigeria is experiencing now in terms of insecurity under President Muhammadu Buhari, is worse than a civil war, .
Umar, who is the Emir of President Muhammadu Buhari’s community, made the comment when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, visited him in his Palace.
The Emir called for the same approach used in tackling the civil war, to tackle the raging insecurity in the North.
While advising Buratai to remain resolute, focused, and shun distracting comments, the Emir commended the Nigerian Army and its Leadership, for its efforts to contain the myriad of security challenges in Nigeria, and in Katsina State, in particular.
Farouk used the occasion to thank the Nigerian Army for setting up a Forward Operating Base, FOB, and a battalion in Daura town, to enhance response to security threats in the area and surrounding communities.
Nigeria continues to face mounting insecurity issues across the country, despite assurances of safety for citizens by the Security Chiefs.
In Katsina, bandits have laid siege in the home State of the President, prompting many locals to flee their villages, as the attacks escalated in the last few weeks.
Reports said that things got so bad, that villagers started paying monthly fees to bandits to evade attacks.
Recall, that General Buratai had on Monday, June 29, announced that he had relocated to Katsina, following the continuous attacks in the State by bandits.
Buratai said that he is in the State, to coordinate the activities of the new Operation Sahel Sanity, designed to flush out bandits terrorising parts of the North-West zone.
‘‘I came here two days ago, and we will be here for some time, to coordinate activities of the troops here, in order to get some succour, and also be able to resolve some of the challenges’’, Buratai told the Governor of the State, Aminu Masari, during a courtesy call.