Declare State Of Emergency On Security, Matawalle Urges Federal Government

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Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has urged the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on security.

The governor gave the advice when he received the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara, Ali Janga, on a courtesy call on Wednesday night. in Gusau.

Matawalle said declaring a state of emergency was the “only available avenue of ending the increasing security challenges at hand.”

In a statement issued by Malam Zailani Bappa, Special Adviser, Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, the governor expressed concern over the incessant attacks on innocent communities in Zamfara and other states.

He told the visiting AIG that the current wave of insecurity was alarming and getting out of hand, as such the need to declare a state of emergency on security in the country.

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 stressed.

The governor commended the federal government and security operatives in the country for their commitment to the fight against banditry.

He however said, “extra effort is required to contain the growing security problems that are mounting by the day”.

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