- Governor Aminu Tanbuwal has cautioned against playing politics with the security matters
- The Sokoto governor spoke in response to the allegation by APC that a governor is bankrolling bandits' activities in the northwest region
- Tambuwal maintained that no governor will undermine the oath of office to protect lives and properties
Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to provide evidence that a governor from a northwest state is sponsoring banditry in the region.
Tambuwal, who is in COVID-19 isolation, challenged the party barely 24 hours after Nabena Yekini, acting national publicity secretary, made an allegation that the banditry and sundry crimes are being backed by a sitting governor.
According to the former speaker, no governor will undermine the oath of office and pledge to protect the lives and properties of the citizens.
He further stated that Nabena must be invited by the security operatives if he failed to publicly name the governor who he said is behind banditry.
“He should name the governor he is alluding to as the sponsor of banditry and sundry crimes in the North-West and provide evidence that he [the governor] is involved in all of that which he alleged.
“Otherwise, the security agencies in the country should invite Mr Nabena to provide evidence of his allegation, assist them in investigating the matter and make sure that justice is done."
The governor also warned against playing blame games as a solution to the problem facing the country in the area of security, saying "none of us should play politics with security matters."
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken about the efforts that went into the rescue of the kidnapped students of the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina state.
Kankara abduction: This group was responsible for the boys' release - Masara reveals, speaks on ransom
The Nigerian leader disclosed that Governor Aminu Bello Masari and the Nigerian Amy worked extremely hard to get the students back safely.
According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, a presidential aide on Thursday, December 17, Buhari described the return of the boys as a big relief to their families and the entire country.
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