Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina has advised Nigerians to fight bandits, even if they have to use their teeth.
In a viral video on social media, the Katsina governor urged people not to wait for security operatives to protect them.
“It is important for you to fight your enemy, even with your teeth bite him. Where are the warriors? I don’t understand our people these days. What they should be doing is not what they are doing,” Masari said in the Hausa language.
He added, “You are waiting for brigadier somewhere to come, or soldiers and policemen or even fighting (sic) jet, is it not possible, they will do their work, but we need to join hands together.”
Recall that in June, Masari had queried citizens for depending on security operatives to protect them from bandits and killer Fulani herdsmen.
According to Masari, it is irresponsible for citizens to expect the police or military to protect them against bandits.
The governor urged Nigerians to take the security of their life and property into their hands.
“Security is our responsibility. Why are we surrendering our responsibility to some people? I cannot see how more committed a police officer or military officer can be more than anyone of you,” Masari said.