Some politicians have been exploiting insecurity for personal gains, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State alleges.
This allegation was made by the Zamfara State Governor at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari town in Katsina state.
Matawalle stated that those fuelling insecurity are not interested in the well-being of the people.
The governor said;
“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.
“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.”