Katsina Vigilante Killing: Govt To Set Up Commission Of Inquiry
By Our Correspondent
The Katsina State Government is to set up a commission of inquiry on Thursday’s terrorist ambush in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state which led to the death of 41 persons while two were injured.
Governor Aminu Masari’s Special Adviser on Security Matters, Mallam Ahmad Katsina, made the disclosure on Friday night after a review of the incident.
He said, “The incident jolted everybody and His Excellency, Governor Aminu Masari, is very sad about it. Firstly, he has directed the reinforcement of security in the area. He has also directed that a commission of inquiry be instituted on the incident. We want to unravel the full circumstances surrounding the incident apart from what the preliminary investigation has revealed. His Excellency has also directed that relief materials be immediately despatched to the families of the victims.
“The government is already on top of the situation in the area and we want to assure residents of the state that government places priority on their security and safety. From the strategies that we are adopting, we strongly believe that this incident would be the last in the state.”
Katsina revealed that the preliminary investigation had also shown that the 41 victims who died in the ambush included some terrorists, too.
He urged people not to take the laws into their hands, adding that the group of local vigilante known as Yansakai who wanted to recover rustled animals ought to have carried along security agencies in view of the ruthlessness of the terrorists.
“The outcome of the commission of inquiry would assist us in taking far-reaching decisions in preventing future re-occurrences of such ugly incident,” Katsina assured.
News Point Nigeria reported that a gang of terrorists, on Thursday, ambushed some Yansakai members who attempted to recover some rustled domestic animals in locations between the Bakori and Kankara Local Government Areas of the state, resulting in the deaths of the 41 vigilante members.