Matawalle To Bubari: Declare State Of Emergency In The North


Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in the north.

According to a statement by Zailani Bappa, the Zamfara governor said this when he received Ali Janga, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, on Wednesday in Gusau.

While expressing concern over attacks on Zamfara communities, Matawalle said the current wave of insecurity was getting out of hand.

According to the governor, declaring a state of emergency is the “only available avenue of ending the increasing security challenges at hand.

“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 stated that extra effort is required to contain the growing security problems that are mounting by the day.

“The problem in Zamfara state is quite unique from those in other places and therefore require very careful and constructive solutions to control it,” he added. reports that the Federal House of Representatives had in the past called on the President Buhari government to declare a state on security by they were ignored.

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Meanwhile, Bandit terrorists had attacked a petrol tanker in Dansadua town while on its way to supply fuel stations experiencing scarcity.

It was gathered that the terrorists opened fire on the fuel tanker which was among the vehicles escorted to Dansadau on Tuesday by security operatives.

Bandits had vowed to hinder the supply of essential commodities to the community after the terrorists were hindered from having access to food, soft drinks and other groceries, it was learnt.

The owner of the affected tanker, Yau Muhammad Dansadau while speaking with Daily Trust disclosed that the tanker was carrying fuel from the NNPC depot in Gusau to supply a filling station due to the scarcity of the product.

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