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Atiku To Buhari: Follow My Recommendations On How To Defeat Insecurity

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to empower states to control their internal security.

Atiku was reacting to the latest abduction of over 300 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State.

In a statement personally signed by the former presidential candidate and sent to Naija News, Atiku urged Buhari to follow his recommendations on how to end insecurity.

"My heart is very heavy over the abduction of our young daughters from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State," Atiku wrote.

"I have had a phone conversation with the Governor of Zamfara, H.E Bello Matawalle, and I am informed that his government is doing everything in its power to secure the release of the abducted students.

"I have previously made recommendations on how our beloved nation can defeat enemies of the state and win the war on terror, and I stand by those suggestions.

"However, right now, all hands must be on deck to support the Zamfara state government in securing the release of those abducted.

"The Federal Government cannot expect the states to provide security of life and property in their domain, without giving them control over internal security. This is now a necessity.

"Thus, I call on the National and State Assemblies to begin the process of constitutional and legal reforms that will make this a reality. The Legislature must take the lead, as it seems the Executive may not be able to provide the needed leadership on this issue.

"My heart goes out to the families of the abducted children, and my right hand of fellowship is extended to Governor Matawalle, to help in any way possible."

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.