Nigeria is sliding into anarchy – Taraba Governor


The Governor of Taraba, Darius Ishaku asserted that Nigeria is dangerously sliding into anarchy and becoming a failed state due to increased insecurity.

Ishaku stated this while being interviewed by journalists to mark his sixth year in office.

He said that the increasing spate of insecurity across the country and the inability of the military and other security agencies to address the situation were indications of anarchy.

He explained:

“Nigeria is sliding to a failed state, yes of cause Nigeria is sliding into anarchy. Even the blind can see that we are sliding into anarchy and the deaf can hear about that too.

“The military should be in charge of flushing out insurgents. It is a disgrace if a country’s military cannot flush out insurgents within its territory.”

He added:

“We need a state police; we need the constitution to be amended.

“I am called Executive Governor, Executive for what? If I cannot implement the decisions I take with the troops under my command? So, the state police is imperative and must come to stay. Without the state police, we are surcharging democracy, it won’t work.

“The sooner the state police is enacted, the better.”

Speaking about the regional security outfit, he stressed that he is not in support of the establishment of regional security outfit for the North East region as was done in the South West and South-Eastern regions.