By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
All ceremonial activities in respect to the inauguration of the new administration in Katsina State have been cancelled.
A statement by Secretary to Government of the state, Dr.Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa said the inaugural ceremony would be low key.
Dr. Mustapha Inuwa said the decision was taken following the unfortunate incessant attacks by armed bandits in some areas of the state which led to the death of many people and left several others injured and homeless.
Consequently, according to Inuwa, all activities that are usually organized for the event have been cancelled except the mandatory swearing – in of the Governor and his Deputy which was enshrined in section 185 subsection (1)of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said the decision was to also commiserate with the families and other people who lost their loved ones or property as the result of these dastardly acts of the bandits.
Dr Inuwa appealed to all law abiding citizens of the state to continue to remain calm as all hands are on deck to restore normalcy in the state and bring the culprits to Justice.
He charged people in the state to intensify prayers during this Ramadan period for peace and stability to reign in the state and the country in general.