From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed deep concern over the manner the Dauda Lawal Dare led administration is handling security issues even killing of innocent citizens has become rampant now in the state capital, Gusau.
This was contained in a statement by the APC Publicity Secretary, Malam Yusuf Idris, outcrying that, just last Monday morning, the bandits had the effrontery to move through farms to attack a Police station in Bungudu, killing a policeman just as they simultaneously attacked Kwatar village killing scores.
“Even the state House of Assembly expressed worries over the development lamenting that as if there is no government in the state owing to the disdainful way the bandits are having a field day in their killing spree
“Few weeks ago, some policemen were killed close to Bungudu and early last week some innocent citizens were reportedly killed at Boko village in Zurmi local government the same thing in Mada, Wonaka, Ruwan Bore, In Bukkuyum and Anka the wave is blowing all over the state and the PDP-led government under is doing nothing rather but lamentation which is a sign of failure on it’s side.
“We are still wondering over Governor’s reasons for not appointing even an SSA on security who will be supervising and coordinating security matters, but only for him to resort to appointing SA on finance and other social issues neglecting security of life and properties of the citizens”, Yusuf has challenged.
The statement further called on Governor Lawal to as a matter of urgency appoint security aides that will assist rather than just visiting different security formations without any work plan on how to address the security situation in the state where many people are being killed on daily basis.
“If Dauda Lawal’s administration could use soldiers through the support of the politically inclined retired and serving generals to intimidate other political parties especially the APC in the state at the 2023 general elections, it will be expected that they should now use same against the bandits in fulfilment of their promises to the electorate.
“We pray Almighty Allah to reward the souls of those who lost their lives and give their families the fortitude to bear the loss while to those displaced, we pray that their conditions be improved to better than how they were”, it added.