Governors Responsible For Security In States, Says Dambazau
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau, on Thursday, said the security of state is the responsibility of the governors and not the federal government.
Danbazau made this disclosure during a panel session at the opening ceremony of International Press Institute (IPI) Congress at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the solution to the Zamfara killings was good governance, rather than inviting soldiers, adding that
“Good governance is the final solution to the security challenges in Zamfara; it is not the number of soldiers. It is not good governance for the Governor of Zamfara to say he is withdrawing as chief security officer. Even if he is given all the soldiers in the world, he can’t use those forces to deal with those issues,” he said.
He attributed the herders and farmers’ clashes to the fall-out from demographic pressure and criminality , saying more lives were lost to cattle rustling in Zamfara than to pastoralists/farmer strife in Benue State.
He said federal government had in the last year spent $7.5 billion on provision of infrastructure, including road, railway and power across the nation.