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APC accuses governor of sponsoring ‘banditry, insecurity’

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused an unnamed serving governor as the sponsor of insecurity in the country.

Without revealing the identity or party affiliation of the governor, the APC in a statement on Thursday claimed that its “investigation intelligence report” showed a governor from the North-west as colluding with criminals to cause violence in the region.

The allegation followed the abduction of hundreds of students by the terrorist group, Boko-Haram, in Katsina, a state within the North-west region.

Despite spending big on security, the federal government has failed to curtail the activities of the terrorist group and bandits.

Read more: CAN mocks government over insecurity, says ‘you are not on top as claimed’

Nigeria’s North-west, 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.

Allegations

Situating its reasons against the backdrop of Nigeria’s security challenges, the APC called on the country’s security agencies to act fast.

“Our security agencies have intelligence reports linking one of the North-west 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 party deputy spokesperson, Yekini Nabena said, linking the unpleasant development to the party’s ‘political enemies’.

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