- Governor Bala Mohammed has urged Nigerians to support the government in the fight against insecurity in the country
- The governor disclosed this on Thursday, May 13, in Bauchi, the state capital
- According to him, bandits are being supported by some highly-placed people in the society
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has declared that he knows where the bandits terrorising the country reside.
PM News reports that he called on the states and local governments to join the federal government in tackling the security challenges in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that Mohammed, who made this known in Bauchi on Thursday, May 13, said the federal government could not tackle the challenges alone.
"It is the responsibility of the federal, state and local governments, including all the traditional institutions in the country. These problems can only with tackled with concerted efforts and collaboration from the federal, state and local governments.
"As a nation, we are challenged by so many aspects of misdemeanors, crime and criminality. We must be very courageous to say it and that is not something that is acceptable within the tenet of Islam."
The Nation also reports that the governor claimed bandits are aided and abetted by some people, saying that they should be fished out because the police in their numbers are already overwhelmed.
Mohammed, who said that Nigeria was united and interwoven, added that a round-table understanding would be achieved.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Mohammed said the federal government had lost ideas on how to address the various economic challenges bedeviling the nation.
It was reported that Mohammed, who spoke on Thursday, May 13, at the Government House shortly after performing the Eid prayers to mark the Sallah celebration, said the federal government should stop the blame game and look for a way forward.
Mohammed blamed the nation’s backwardness on nepotism by the Buhari government, adding that there is no fairness and equitable allocation of appointments across the six geopolitical zones.