– The Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Farouk Umar, is worried about the state of insecurity in Nigeria

– The monarch compared the insecurity issues in the country to the Nigeria civil war

– The emir called for the same approach used in tackling the civil war to tackle the raging insecurity in Nigeria

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The Emir of Daura, Katsina state, Dr Umar Farouk Umar, has stated that what Nigeria is experiencing now in terms of insecurity is worse than civil war.

Dr Umar, who is the emir of President Muhammadu Buhari’s community, made the comment when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, visited him in his palace.

The emir called for the same approach used in tackling the civil war to tackle the raging insecurity in Nigeria.

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Insecurity in Nigeria now worse than civil war - Emir of Daura

The COAS led a delegation to the Emir of Daura palace. Photo credit: NA
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While advising Buratai to remain resolute, focused and shun distracting comments, the emir commended the Nigerian Army and its leadership for its efforts to contain the myriad of security challenges in Nigeria and in Katsina state, in particular.

Dr Farouk used the occasion to thank the Nigerian Army for setting up a Forward Operating Base (FOB) and a battalion in Daura town, to enhance response to security threats in the area and surrounding communities.

Nigeria continues to face mounting insecurity issues across the country despite assurances of safety for citizens by security chiefs.

In Katsina, bandits have laid siege in the home state of the president, prompting many locals to flee their villages as the attacks escalate in the last few weeks.

Reports say things got so bad that villagers started paying monthly fees to bandits to evade attacks.

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Recall that General Buratai had on Monday, June 29 announced that he had relocated to Katsina following continuous attacks on the state by bandits.

Buratai said he is in the state to coordinate activities of the new Operation Sahel Sanity, designed to flush out bandits terrorising parts of the northwest zone.

‘‘I came here two days ago and we will be here for some time to coordinate activities of the troops here in order to get some succour and also be able to resolve some of the challenges,’’ Buratai told Governor Aminu Masari during a courtesy call.

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