Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has said Nigerian politicians should be blamed insecurity problems as they exploit it for political gains.
Speaking at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari town in Katsina state, Matawalle said the people propelling the spate of insecurity problems in Nigeria have no interest in the well being of the people.
The event had governors of states from the North West in attendance.
“We, the politicians, are to be blamed for the intractable security challenges bedeviling our communities. It is evident that some politicians exploit insecurity for political gains. These unscrupulous politicians would hardly commend the military for their successes at the battlefronts,” he said.
“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.
“I, therefore, urge the security agencies to deal decisively with anyone found politicising security no matter how highly placed he is. It is by so doing that we can significantly address the current security challenge confronting not just the north-west, but the entire federation.”
Others present at the event were Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state Governor, Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Ali Ndume, a senator representing Borno state.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had told the service chiefs to step up the it game against insecurity in the land. Buhari also promised to continue his support in the battle against insecurity.