The Kogi State Governor , Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has alleged that some state governors were playing politics with insecurity and other challenges confronting their states and that rather than shun the act , address the issue after escalating , they run to President Muhammadu Buhari for solutions .
Bello, who did not disclose the names of such governors, made the allegations while reacting to students and others abduction in Niger State during an interview , on Thursday , and monitored by Vanguard Community .
Bello said that except for few states , the maladministration currently ongoing in some states resulted in an increase in cases of insurgency, banditry, and kidnapping including the abduction of students , staff , and their families from Government Science College, Kagara , Niger State.
The governor ’ s allegation came less than 12 hours after the Niger State Governor , Sani Bello, and his Zamfara counterpart , Bello Matawalle , joined the league of governors that have visited the Aso Villa and held separate meetings with the President, seeking his support to address insecurity within their states .
While arguing that the strategy used to address security in some states could be adopted in others, he noted that even when the idea were shared at Nigerian Governors Forum ( NGF ) , some of the governors would not consider it a priority .
“ Kogi State used to be a hotbed of criminals. Kogi State is a microcosm of Nigeria but I have put a stop to communal clashes and farmer -herder clashes and all of that, ” he said.