The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, has told Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, that he and Governor Aminu Masari do not sleep with their two eyes closed due to security challenges in the state.
The Emir said this while addressing the Vice President who paid him a condolence visit over the death of Haji Murja Manga, mother of Katsina business mogul, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal.
“Your coming here for the first time since when you were campaigning is highly historic for us. You are now home and you have talked on security issue which is indeed our major concern,”
“I have just come back from Kaduna only to be surprised by receiving over 100 telephone calls on planned terrorists attacks which is the order of the day.
“I and the state governor don’t have any time to sleep with two eyes open but I am highly grateful that these criminals have been classified as terrorists.”
Earlier in his address, the Vice President said he was happy to hear that the security situation was improving, saying the governor has informed him about it.
“The president has decided to meet with all the top security experts and changed where necessary in order to ensure that there is adequate security all over the country.
“I am sure that your Royal highness will remember that only recently, the president has ordered that bandits should be classified as terrorists. This is to enable security agencies to take more stringent actions against them.
“So we expect to see significant changes and by the grace of God, there will be peace return quickly to all villages and communities not only in Katsina State But also across the country,” he said.
The VP added that with all the measures and orders put in place by the Federal Government significant changes will soon be experienced in the country.
Mr Osinbajo was earlier at the residence of Alhaji Dahiru Mangal where he condoled him before proceeding to the Emir’s Palace.