Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the abduction of Zamfara schoolgirls and urged Buhari to empower the state government to control their internal security.
Atiku, in a statement yesterday, said: “My heart is very heavy over the abduction of our young daughters from Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe, Zamfara State.
“I have had a phone conversation with the Governor of Zamfara, H.E Bello Matawalle, and I am informed that his government is doing everything in its power to secure the release of the abducted students.
“I have previously made recommendations on how our beloved nation can defeat enemies of the state and win the war on terror, and I stand by those suggestions.
“The Federal Government cannot expect the states to provide security of life and property in their domain, without giving them control over internal security. This is now a necessity.
“Thus, I call on the National and State Assemblies to begin the process of constitutional and legal reforms that will make this a reality. The legislature must take the lead, as it seems, the executive may not be able to provide the needed leadership on this issue.”