By Muhammad Sabiu
The governor of Zamfara State, Muhammad Bello Matawalle, has advised the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on security.
Mr Matawalle made the recommendation when he hosted Ali Janga, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, in charge of Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi on Wednesday.
The governor also expressed his concern over the incessant attacks of bandits on communities in the northwestern part of the country, which, according to him, are what call for the declaration of a state of emergency on security.
A statement made available by Zailani Bappa, Special Adviser, Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, indicates that the governor said: “No one feels safe anymore, and the only way to return the country on the path of sanity is to act out of the box.”
He also praised the federal government and security personnel for their diligence in the fight against killings in the region.
Nevertheless, he said, “extra effort is required to contain the growing security problems that are mounting by the day.
“The problem in Zamfara State is quite unique from those in other places and therefore require very careful and constructive solutions to control it.”
The state has, over the years, suffered killings and kidnappings, which lead to the death and displacement of countless people.