…Illegal gold mining may be responsible for activities of bandits
Kadaria Ahmed, a veteran broadcast and writer, has declared that Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, is the most useless Governor in the history of the country.
Ahmed made this declaration while addressing newsmen in Abuja, during a protest against the ineffectiveness of the Government on the incessant killings in the state.
Ahmed stated that the peace and prosperity that Zamfara State enjoyed, in the days of her childhood has been lost to insecurity.
When asked what she thought of the efforts of the state government in addressing the issue, she said: “As far as I am concerned, that Governor is the most useless Governor in the history of Nigeria.
“Quote me: he is the most useless governor in the history of Nigeria. This is a Governor whose reaction to the killings in his state was to resign as the Chief Security Officer. He went on the record to say that he cannot be the Chief Security Officer. So, I don’t know what he is still doing in office; he doesn’t care.
“He only cares about the people of Zamfara when it comes to politics. The fact that they are getting killed does not concern him. He lives most of his time here in Abuja. How can you govern a state for eight years from Abuja? What sort of leadership is that? We are so happy he is on his way out.
“He is hopeless as a leader. He has not done well for our people. Under him, Zamfara has deteriorated.”
She called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the state.
“We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to show the people of Zamfara the same regards they have shown him. For two elections, they have come out in large numbers to vote for him. Can he also show that he cares about them?” Ahmed asked.
Zamfara State has been under serious attack by bandits who kidnap and kill people, as well as burn down farms and houses.
Although recent events are beginning to reveal that Zamfara might be in the middle of a “resource curse”.
Information gathered from Twitter reveals that there is illegal Gold mining in Zamfara State and this could be the reason for the rising spate of killings.
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