Zamfara State Government has described the call to for state of emergency on its territory as hypocritical as a Coalition of Arewa Activist Group calls on President Bola Tinubu to quickly slam a state of emergency in Zamfara State over rising acts of banditry.
The Chairman of the Coalition, Thrahim Muazzam in a communique he read in Kano said they sincerely call upon the President of the Federal Republic and the federal legislature to consider the option of declaring a state of emergency in Zamfara state to rescue the state from befalling into enormous calamity and unprecedented disaster.
However, in a sharp reaction to the call, the Special Adviser Media to Governor Suleiman Bala reminded the group that serious security of lives and properties lies with the Federal Government and where today the Former Governor of the State Bello Matawale hails swear as Minister of Defense.
Bala while speaking to New Telegraph on the phone said that in the last four years of the Matawale administration insecurities were more amplified, but a few days after the swearing-in of their Government they have taken drastic measures in addressing the problems.
The Coalition on their part said the issue of a State of Emergency became necessary because no effective security measure is possible without having an able leadership in the state that will be willing. ready and sincere to collaborate with the federal government and other stakeholders to address the problem.
” Without synergy and cooperation, there will be no time for a successful campaign against insecurity in the state. We urge the federal executives and legislature to put any political consideration and sensitivity aside and act decisively to rescue Zamfara state from the eminent destruction it is heading”.
But to the Special Adviser on Media, Suleiman, the Government of Dauda has done wonderfully well with the establishment of special squads that would be responsible for the Security of the State.