Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State on Tuesday revealed that after he took over power from the former governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari, he met a state with the security situation.
Matawalle revealed this during the distribution of 200 security operational vehicles to all the security agencies in the state.
“When I took over, the state was literally under siege by bandits, kidnappers and other miscreants. But I confronted the ugly situation with great valour, using the versatile experience as former chairman, House committee on security and intelligence for four years,” he said.
According to the Zamfara State Governor, the lack of proper moral upbringing contributed to security challenges in the state.
He called on parents and guardians in the state to ensure that their wards are disciplines and strictly cared for, he noted that crimes in the state are being perpetrated by unemployed youths.
Matawalle in his statement accused the former Governor of the state of allowing insecurity to escalate by recruiting so many Yansakai groups who played negative roles in the system.
The Zamfara State Governor added that he purchased the 200 operational vehicles to enhance the security operations in the state, stressing that the determination of his administration was to end the unholy activities in the state.
“I am very much aware that security anywhere cannot be achieved without the total cooperation of the security agencies and stakeholders in the system.”
He charged security operatives to work with the state government in order to end the insecurity issues in the state.
Matawalle said that he has noticed that there were not enough security operatives in the state which he said informed his decision to intimate President Buhari and the security chiefs on how to deploy security personnel to the state to quell the ugly situation.