Cattle Rustlers, Kidnappers in Trouble As Masari Approve Death Penalty for Offences

Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari has signed into law mandatory death sentence for anyone convicted of cattle rustling or kidnapping in Katsina State.

According to the decree, the offence of rape carries the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment in addition to a fine and compensation to the victim.

The governor announced this shortly after signing two law – the penal code and procedure laws in the state.

Theses decrees is a reaction to recent attacks in the state, the latest being the attack on three communities in Dan Musa, Faskari and Batsari local government areas leading to the death of 26 people.

President Buhari had summoned governor Masari on the incident and mandated security chiefs to investigate and give feedback.

The president directed the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state and bring feedback.

The President specifically, instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadhan, and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.

More to come.

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