Why Buhari Should Declare State Of Emergency In My State – Zamfara Governor

John Ogunsemore
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The Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari has joined calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the state.

Yari, who was reacting to the incessant killings in the state, made the call during a press conference in the Zamfara capital, Gusau on Thursday.

The governor said declaring a state of emergency in Zamfara would help save the lives of residents.

Recall that Yari had months ago “resigned” his position as the Chief Security Officer of the state, blaming his helplessness over control of security apparatuses in the state for the decision.

While warning politicians against politicising the security situation in the state, Yari said, “I am also in support of the declaration of state of emergency if it will save the lives of people of the state.”

He added, “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.

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“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.

“But, 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.”

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