Politicians exploiting insecurity for personal gains, says Matawalle/ Bello Matawalle

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, says politicians in the country are exploiting insecurity for personal gains.

Nigeria has witnessed a surge in insecurity in the country, with attacks from several militants including Boko Haram resulting in loss of lives and properties.

Speaking at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari town in Katsina state, the governor said those fuelling insecurity are not interested in the well-being of the people.

His words: “We, the politicians, are to be blamed for the intractable security challenges bedeviling our communities. It is evident that some politicians exploit insecurity for political gains. These unscrupulous politicians would hardly commend the military for their successes at the battlefronts.

“However, they would be eager to rush to the media to report attacks by bandits or other miscreants.

“For this crop of politicians, politics is not about genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the people; it is all about power and nothing more.

“I, therefore, urge the security agencies to deal decisively with anyone found politicising security no matter how highly placed he is. It is by so doing that we can significantly address the current security challenge confronting not just the north-west, but the entire federation.”