Katsina State House of Assembly on Monday declared its full support to all security measures so far taken by Governor Aminu Masari to curb banditry and other crimes in the state.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Mallam Aliyu Alibaba, made the declaration while speaking with journalists shortly after plenary.
He said the weekend abduction of the family members of two lawmakers was very unfortunate, adding that the House was praying that the victims were reunited safely with their respective families.
Alibaba, who represents Katsina Constituency, emphasised that the House was “100 per cent fully in support of all security measures taken by the governor to curb crimes in the state.
He declared, “We are also 100 per cent fully in support of recent containment orders signed by the governor. We know that banditry, kidnapping and other crimes would soon become things of the past in the state, insha Allah.”
Bandits had in the early hours of Sunday, abducted Asma’u Tafoki, the younger sister to the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Dalhatu Tafoki.
Asma’u’s abduction occurred few hours after gunmen also abducted the two sons and a wife of another member of the House of Assembly, Dr Ibrahim Kurami, on Saturday night.
His sons, whose names were given as Abba and Khalifa, as well as his wife, Rabiatu, were abducted about 9 pm on Saturday by gunmen, who stormed his village, Kurami, Bakori LGA of the state.
The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, has yet to comment on the two incidents.