Katsina government has given reasons for the cancellation of activities outlined to mark the inauguration of new government in the State on May 29, 2019.
In a release made available to the Media on Thursday, and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, the state government announced that, except for the mandatory swearing-in ceremonies, all other activities lined-up to mark the inauguration have been cancelled.
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According to the statement, the decision for a low-key celebration was due to incessant attacks by armed bandits in some areas of the state that led to many deaths and several others being injured.
The statement reads further:
“The decision was also to commensurate with the families and other people who lose their loved ones or property as a result of these dastardly acts of the bandits”.
The Government, in the statement, appealed to the citizens of the state to continue to remain calm and requested that all should “intensify prayers especially in these last days of the Holy Month of Ramadan for peace and stability to reign in the state and in the country in general”.
The statement however did not state where and when the swearing-in ceremony would take place.