- Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has spoken on the identity of those behind the issues of insecurity in the north
- According to Matawalle, northern leaders are responsible for horrible crimes such as killings, kidnapping, highway robbery, and other atrocities
- The governor also stated that the northern region lacked responsible leadership to guide it through the uncharted waters
Kaduna state - Amid the high level of insecurity in the north, Governor Bello Matawalle has identified the people responsible for security challenges across the northern region.
Daily Trust reports that the governor of Zamfara state on Sunday, July 25, said northern leaders were responsible for the crimes which include killings of women and children, kidnapping, highway robbery, and other gruesome atrocities.
Matawalle who made the observation while delivering a paper in Kaduna stated that the zone lacked responsible leadership to steer it through the uncharted waters, Vanguard added.
The governor represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji, the state’s commissioner for information, said the ruling elites have no vision for the region beyond gaining political power.
According to him, Shinkafi and Zurmi LGAs in Zamafara are the hot spots of banditry even though there are no mining activities going on there.
Matawalle explained that when he took over as governor on May 29, 2019, the state had already been mired in a security crisis for over a decade.
He went on to note that the major challenges to peace in the region include reluctance by the affected states to embrace peace dialogue.
Zamfara governor speaks on Buhari’s efforts to end insecurity in Nigeria
Matawalle in a statement he personally signed in Sokoto on Friday, July 23, said northern governors are committed to supporting the president’s efforts to end security challenges in the country.
He appealed to leaders to rub minds toward finding solutions and developmental path of progress of the nation.