Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has appealed to the federal government to declare state of emergency on security in the Northern part of the country over the security challenge in the region.
He made the call on Wednesday at a meeting with an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Ali Janga, at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital. The governor says the recent attack on the headquarters of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna is another setback to the quest for peace in the country
Matawalle said he has already approved seventeen million naira for Security agencies to secure communities bedevilled by the activities of bandits in the state
The Zamfara State governor also promise to secure the release of eighty three persons kidnapped in Rini community in Bakura local government area of Zamfara state.
He adds that a declaration of a state of emergency on security in the North will help bring sanity, enhance peace and improve the capacity of security agencies to address the situation across the region.
Meanwhile Governor Matawalle is expected to address journalists on the state of security and other important issues in Zamfara
The broadcast is expected to capture the resolution of the crucial security meeting with Traditional Rulers and heads of security agencies in the state
It would be recalled that Governor Bello Matawalle and other critical stakeholders had a security meeting behind closed doors two days ago