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Matawalle blames insecurity on politicians’ selfish interests

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ZAMFARA State Governor Bello Matawalle has blamed selfish interests of the political class as one of the major causes of insecurity in the country.

Matawalle made the assertion yesterday in his address as special guest at the Army Special Super Camp in Faskari, Katsina State.

“In fact, we, the politicians, are to be blame for the intractable security challenges bedeviling our communities,” he noted.

The governor said that it has become evident that some politicians exploit insecurity for political gains and urged the military to fish out such unscrupulous politicians.

He said: “In fact, 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 will hardly commend the military for their successes at the battlefronts. However, they will 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.

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“It is by so doing that we can significantly address the current security challenges confronting not just the Northwest, but the entire federation.”

Matawalle urged patriotic Nigerians to support efforts at ending the current security challenges, stressing that security should be everyone’s concern, not just the responsibility of the President, governors, Service chiefs and security agencies.

On the call in some quarters to rejig the security architecture of the country, he said it  was not necessary, adding that change of security would not provide the needed solution.

He assured that the government would continue to support the Nigerian Army to achieve the desired operational efficiency in the performance of its roles.

Source: The Street Journal

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