“We must all come together and expose anyone or group that is part of these hoodlums and we should also pray for Allah’s intervention,” Yari said.
Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau
Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz Yari has expressed support for the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the state.
Yesterday evening Yari told newsmen at a press briefing in Gusau, the state capital, after a stakeholders’ meeting with traditional rulers at Government House, of his support for a state of emergency in Zamfara; to address insecurity in the state.
“I am also in support of the declaration of state of emergency if it will save the lives of people of the state.”
He warned politicians against politicising the disturbing security situation in the state.
“We are talking about the lives of our people and this needs the coming together of all, so that the crisis can end. If the provisions of my office had allowed me to carry arms against the bandits, l would have done so.
“But, if I am not around, there are capable hands that collaborate with the security team in the fight against the bandits.
“The security men are doing their best. It is sad to know that some of the people involved in the kidnappings are close relatives or associates of the victims, which is part of the reasons the problem is persisting.
“We must all come together and expose anyone or group that is part of these hoodlums and we should also pray for Allah’s intervention,” Yari said. Bandits continue to elude security measures put in place in the state and federal governments.