I feel Let Down Facing The People Of Zamfara Whenever I remember The Promise I Made – Zamfara Governor Yari
The Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari has on Friday, February 16, criticised the security personnel for failing at their responsibilities to avert the massacre that occurred in the state.
The governor while lamenting about the gruesome killings at the Palace of Emir of Zurmi said the security personnel allocated to the region were not dutiful and faithful to their duties.
Yari who led a group of five northern governors to the Emir’s palace condemned the security operatives of not been at their best despite the notice sent to them 24 hours to the time the attack was carried out.
Governor Yari who stated that he was let down anytime he has to face the citizens of the state said the agencies and its personnel failed to tackle the problem of cross-border banditry and terrorism affecting communities in the area.
He said: “Whatever was humanly possible that needed to be done, we as a government have done to mitigate this disaster. But it does appear that security agencies are failing in their responsibilities.
“I feel let down facing the people of this state whenever I remember the promise I made to them that if they elected President Muhammadu Buhari into power, these killings would end. But unfortunately, things are now getting worse.
“As such, I urge you security agencies to up the ante so as not to lose this war. If you let us put the matter in our hands, anarchy will reign, which is not what we hope for.
“On this particular incident, we had intelligence reports 24 hours before it happened that the bandits were grouping and ready to attack. I alerted the security agencies but unfortunately, they sent inadequate personnel to confront these people,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Nigeria News had earlier reported that president Buhari orders minister of Defence, Dan- Alli to Zamfara over the recent killings in the state.