Following recent terrorists attacks in Katsina, the state governor Aminu Masari has signed a mandatory death sentence law for anyone convicted of cattle rustling or kidnapping in the northwest state.
The offence of rape also carries the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment in addition to a fine and compensation to victim.
In recent times, the governor has cried out over the incessant killings and kidnapping in the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The latest was the killing of at least 26 people in attacks on three communities in Dan Musa, Faskari and Batsari areas.
Reacting to the development, Buhari summoned Masari and ordered the Security Chiefs to investigate the killings.
The president have however directed the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, to set up an assessment team to intervene immediately.