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Katsina governor: State of emergency won’t solve security problems

Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, on Thursday said that declaration of state of emergency on security will not solve the security situation in the country.

The House of Representatives had on Tuesday in its resolution on a motion over the worsening security situation in the country called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security.

But Governor Masari, who was a former Speaker of House of Representatives said that declaration of a state of emergency was not the solution, rather the commitment of every Nigerian irrespective of political and religious affiliations to a peaceful nation.

He spoke to State House correspondents after meeting with the Chief of staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He appealed to Nigerians not to politicize security issues even as he also stated that the military is already overstretched.

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