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INSECURITY: Some govs playing politics with banditry ― Yahaya Bello

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The Kogi State Governor , Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has alleged that some state
governors were playing politics with insecurity and other challenges confronting their states and that rather
than shun the act , address the issue after escalating , they run to President
Muhammadu Buhari for solutions.

Bello, who did not disclose the names of such governors, made the allegations while reacting to students and others abduction in Niger State during an interview , on Thursday , and monitored
by Vanguard Community .

Bello said that except for few states , the maladministration currently ongoing in some states resulted in an increase in cases of insurgency, banditry, and kidnapping including the abduction of students , staff , and their families
from Government Science College, Kagara , Niger State.

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The governor ’ s allegation came less than 12 hours after the Niger State Governor , Sani Bello, and his Zamfara counterpart , Bello Matawalle , joined the league of governors that have visited the Aso Villa and held separate meetings with the President, seeking his support to address insecurity within their states .

While arguing that the strategy used to address security in some states could be adopted in others, he noted that even when the idea were shared at Nigerian Governors Forum ( NGF ) , some of the governors would not consider it a
priority .

“ Kogi State used to be a hotbed of criminals. Kogi State is a microcosm of Nigeria but I have put a stop to communal clashes and farmer -herder
clashes and all of that, ” he said.

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