State of emergency can’t stop insecurity – Governor Masari posits


The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has stated that the declaration of a state of emergency on insecurity will not solve the problem in the country.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday April 27, asked President Buhari to immediately declare a state of emergency in the security sector to effectively tackle the worsening insecurity in Nigeria.

While speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, in Abuja, the Governor said declaring a state of emergency will not achieve the effect Nigerians desire. According to him, the security structure and personnel that would be used to execute the emergency are already overstretched by a myriad of crises across the country.

He emphasized the need for all Nigerians to be involved in the task of finding peace and security, adding that Nigeria must not be allowed to disintegrate as such would mean a major crisis for the entire African continent.