I’ve no joy governing Katsina State – Masari

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Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has said that he has no joy governing a state plagued by insecurity.

Masari said the security situation in Katsina has been giving him sleepless nights.

The governor made this known during an interview with DW Hausa on Friday.

Newspot reports that this is coming less than a week after scores of armed bandits on motorbikes blocked Jibiya-Batsari road in Kabobi village, Katsina, after the Juma’at prayers and made away with 11 passengers.

He said, “In this difficult time and uncertainty, all the issues of governance have been dominated by security matters from sunset to dawn. I receive security reports at any moment through many channels daily.

“No sensible leader who has the feelings of his people at heart will be happy in such a situation.

“Governing in this difficult time, I see no joy that people are saying we are enjoying.“

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He added, “In this kind of situation, we are having sleepless nights. You only have a few hours to sleep with your phone beneath your ears and whoever calls you at midnight won’t do that to greet you but to tell you a problem that is happening.

“People misunderstood us (governors) as people enjoying themselves. Some people are just assuming things and we must not assume what we think is right because if someone is not in the system, he cannot understand the situation.”

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