The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has fingered an unnamed serving governor from Northwest as being the sponsor of bandits and other criminals that have been disrupting the security of the country.
In a statement today, December 17 by the party’s deputy spokesperson, Yekini Nabena, it said that its “investigation intelligence report” showed that a governor from the Northwest as colluding with criminals to cause violence in the region and called on the security agencies to act fast.
“Our security agencies have intelligence reports linking one of the Northwest governors of colluding and sponsoring the violent and criminal activities of bandits in the zone. I won’t give details because of the sensitive and security nature of the issue.
“However, relevant security agencies must as a matter of urgency, investigate the report and determine its veracity. Human life is not what we should play political chess games with”
The ruling party also alleged that the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Parties (PDP), is playing politics with the country’s security challenges.
It called on the country’s security agencies to “be alert to plots to further destabilise the Northwest region and frustrate the quick and safe release of students abducted following late Kankara Katsina State: Student kidnapping for (GSSS Kankara Katsina State) secondary school.”
Nigeria’s Northwest, one of the country’s six geopolitical zones, has seven states. These are Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara. The ruling APC controls five of the states, with Sokoto and Zamfara controlled by the opposition PDP.