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State Governors should tackle insecurity in their states and stop running to President Buhari – Senate

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Senate has urged State Governors to address security challenges in their states and stop running to President Muhammadu Buhari over insecurity.

Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi, while speaking to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, said that the Senate was worried about the herdsmen/farmers crisis, banditry and other insecurity challenges in the nation.

He further noted that the Senate would debate on the clashes between herders and farmers across the nation.

“These are issues that should be resolved at the local level either through dialogue anchored on the spirit of give and take.

“Whatever crises that are involved should be resolved by political leaders at appropriate levels be it, at the National Assembly, at the level of the governors, local government and even councillorship level where state actors are expected to sit down with their people so that a lot of these issues can be articulated and addressed by the local population.

“In fact, this is what the governors at their levels should do and not always running to the presidency to solve one dispute here and there.

“This is a federation and we’re all politically responsible leaders. I can assure you that in no distant time, these inter-communal conflagrations would be resolved.”

The senator noted that urgent intervention was required to prevent the situation from escalation.

“These are kind of crises that must be addressed promptly and squarely in preventing ethnic entrepreneurs from hijacking the whole situation and putting the country in danger.

“There are existential issues that have set communities that have hitherto lived together peacefully, against each other either for political advantage or political matters.

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