Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, says politicians are responsible for the insecurity challenges bedeviling the country.
The governor stated this on Tuesday when he spoke at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari town.
Matawalle said, “We, the politicians, are to be blamed for the intractable security challenges bedeviling our communities. It is evident that some politicians exploit insecurity for political gains. These unscrupulous politicians would hardly commend the military for their successes at the battlefronts.
“However, they would be eager to rush to the media to report attacks by bandits or other miscreants”.
“For these crop of politicians, politics is not about genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the people; it is all about power and nothing more.”
He, however, maintained that safeguarding and ensuring security was not just the responsibility of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the governors, the service chiefs but that of every patriotic citizen.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the President met with the representatives of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and security chiefs inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
The meeting was aimed at tackling the deteriorating security situation in parts of the country, especially in the North-West and the North-East regions.