The Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari has dumped his responsibility as Chief Security Officer of the state, saying he had no control over security machinery in the state.
Yari said that his decision stemmed from the seeming helplessness of the state government and the people over recurring killings in the state.
He deplored the prevailing situation whereas the chief security officer of the state, he could not take decisions on strategies for protecting the state and its people, and had it implemented.
“We have been facing serious security challenges over the years, but in spite of being governor and Chief Security Officer of the state, I cannot direct security officers on what to do nor sanction them when they err.
“As Chief Security Officer, the nomenclature is just a name,” he said.
The governor lamented that it was disheartening that killings in the state had continued in spite of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to security agencies to end the incessant blood-letting across the country.
According to him, since the president’s order, the killings have not stopped. In a week there were attacks in this state which claimed over 30 lives.
He said that the state government was spending a huge amount of its resources on security but to no avail.