States Need to be Empowered to Control Their Internal Security, Says Atiku

Former VP, Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has lamented the state of insecurity in the country with the latest abduction of 371 school girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State.
Abubakar who said he had a phone conversation with the Governor of Zamfara, H.E Bello Matawalle, and got informed that the state government was doing everything in its power to secure the release of the abducted students.
He said; “I have previously made recommendations on how our beloved nation can defeat enemies of the state and win the war on terror, and I stand by those suggestions.
“However, right now, all hands must be on deck to support the Zamfara state government in securing the release of those abducted.
“The Federal Government cannot expect the states to provide security of life and property in their domain, without giving them control over internal security. This is now a necessity.
“Thus, I call on the National and State Assemblies to begin the process of constitutional and legal reforms that will make this a reality. The Legislature must take the lead, as it seems the Executive may not be able to provide the needed leadership on this issue.
“My heart goes out to the families of the abducted children, and my right hand of fellowship is extended to Governor Matawalle, to help in any way possible.