The Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, has said some former governors of northern extraction have a hand in the perennial attacks and wanton killings that plague the North West zone of the country.
He said former governors in the North-West scuttled the security alliance among states in the region and in turn emboldened the non-state actors wreaking havoc in the enclave.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, Sani revealed that some of the renegade governors “wined and dined” with bandits and other terrorists.
Sani, who did not mention names, claimed that some governors took an “extremely wrong” approach in managing the internal affairs of their states, leading to the current security challenges.
“I remember when the Kaduna State Government and some states within the North-West — and even Niger State, they have borders with us — came together to work out a framework to tackle this issue of insecurity,”
“We had a joint committee, joint funding, working closely with all the security agencies — the army, the air force and the police.
“But unfortunately, somewhere along the line, the alliance broke down when some state governors decided to start engaging the bandits and the terrorists sitting with them, winning and dining with them, compensating them, negotiating with them,” he added.
The governor also said that the creation of state police is the only way to end Nigeria’s security challenges, adding that it is necessary considering the limited powers governors have on security agencies.
He said he is pleased that virtually all state governors now agree that state police is necessary.