Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Emir rejects house-to-house search in Daura

The Emir of Daura in Katsina
State, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar
has rejected the house-to-house
search embarked upon by the
Army and other security agents
in his domain after the attack on
the ancient city by terrorists
suspected to be from Niger

The emir described the action as
inhumane and unwarranted,
insisting that the people in his
domain were peace-loving
people and should not be
subjected to such experience.

The emir, who spoke when he
received members of the
National Assembly from Katsina
State, on the platform of the
Congress for Progressive
Change (CPC), who visited his
palace to commiserate with him
over the unfortunate incident,
said such things had never
happened in Daura Emirate
because the emirate council had
a comprehensive data of all the
people residing in the domain.

He said the policy that the
security agents had adopted to
checkmate the insurgents in the
country would not address the
security challenges, but would
rather compound the security

"We traditional rulers are the
custodians of the people and
are ready to support and
cooperate with security agents
with a view to achieving a
common goal," he said.

He commended the three
senators from Katsina State and
the 10 House of Representatives
members from the state for
their concern, and appealed to
them to come up with laws that
would transform the lives of the

Speaking with journalists after
the visit on behalf of the
lawmakers, Honourable Mansur
Abdulkadir Funtua said lack of
good governance by the ruling
party was the major problem
affecting Nigeria.

He said for almost 15 years, the
ruling party had failed to
address the problems of
poverty, unemployment,
corruption and insecurity while
no good government in the
world could fold it's arm and
watch criminals kill innocent

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