The bodies of 18 persons killed by bandits and kidnappers in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State were on Wednesday buried at the cemetery in Katsina after a brief funeral at the Emir’s Palace.
The Chief Imam of Katsina Central Mosque, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed led the prayer session, which started at 11.00am.
The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmuminu kabir Usman and other title holders in the Emirate Council with hundreds of residents attended the session.
Sarki Ruma Katsina and District Head of Batsari, Alhaji Tukur Muazu Ruma, who addressed Journalists at the Emir’s Palace, said the security situation is beyond the capabilities of the Police.
He appealed to President Muhammad Buhari to replace the Policemen with soldiers with marching orders to clear the menace within a short period.
According to him ‘’The situation needs urgent government attention to prevent the people from taking the laws into their hands and resorting to self-help.”