- Some Nigerian politicians are happy about the rising insecurity in the country
- This was the opinion of Governor Bello Matawalle on Tuesday, August 11
- Governor Matawalle believes that some top politicians in the country are actually exploiting the poor state of security the nation is facing
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Governor Bellow Matawalle of Zamfara has made a very strong indictment against Nigerian politicians in connection to the rising insecurity in the country.
Matawalle claimed that sect of politicians in the country are actually beneficiaries of the poor state of security resulting in the constant killing, kidnapping and violent crimes and prefer the status quo to be maintained.
The northern governor made this allegation at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari town in Katsina state on Tuesday, August 11, The Cable reports.
The governor stated that these politicians see politics as a venture and are not interested in the well-being of the masses or the efforts of the military.
Matawalle stated: "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 this crop of politicians, politics is not about genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the people; it is all about power and nothing more."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the spate of killings in southern Kaduna, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify efforts to address insecurity issues in the country.
The CAN president speaking on the ongoing crisis in Kaduna, said the killings have clearly shown Nigeria was at war against enemies of the state.
Ayokunle who disclosed this in a statement by his special assistant on media and communications, Adebayo Oladeji, condemned the president’s comment explaining that the killings in Kaduna were fuelled by politics and revenge.
“The leadership of CAN was flabbergasted when the presidency described the current bloodshed in Southern Kaduna as politically motivated coupled with banditry deployed along ethnic and religious lines,” he said.
Noting that the bloodbath is an act of criminality that should had been sanctioned, the president of the religious body added that it is regrettable that despite Governor Nasir El-Rufai's assurances, the state and security agencies were yet to bring perpetrators of the crimes to justice.
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