Governor Ishaku laments — We cannot continue to pretend that all is well in the country
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has lamented the escalating security challenges facing the country, saying he has personally lost a lot of countless lives in the State due to Buhari’s failure to address insecurity in the country.
He said leaving security in the hands of the Federal Government alone. cannot end the security crisis in the country. He said the fact that there are growing tensions across the country shows something is wrong and must be addressed.
Ishaku made the statement on Saturday at a condolence visit to the residence of the late Ardo-Kola Local Government Area chairman, who was recently kidnapped and murdered.
Governor Ishaku laments as He said,
“As I speak to you, there is tension in the South-West, but do we continue to sleep with one eye closed and keep quiet as if nothing is happening? No. Something is happening which desperately needs an answer.
“Since I came to power, I have repeatedly and I am going to repeat it that unless we break down the strata of security agencies in Nigeria, particularly the police, we cannot adequately curtail insecurity.
“There must be state police, and there must also be local government police.
”The Federal Government alone cannot handle the security of this nation. It has shown that it has failed woefully and for us to achieve results, the security has to be broken down.
”Where we copied this constitution is the United States of America and it has federal, state, and local government police.
”I am also calling on all politicians in the position of power to seriously look at the security situation in the country.
”In this state, I have lost so many people that I cannot count, this is a chairman that I have lost now. I lost a member of Taraba State House of Assembly, Hosea Ibi, and others too numerous to mention.