Bello Matawalle, Zamfara State governor, has alleged that some politicians are exploiting insecurity in the country for political gains.
The governor said politicians are responsible for the insecurity bedeviling parts of Nigeria.
Matawalle, who said this at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari town, Katsina State, stated that those fuelling insecurity are not interested in the well-being of the people.
According to him, such politicians do not commend the military for successes at the battlefronts, but are always eager to report incidences of attacks and insecurity.
He said: “We, the politicians, are to be blamed for the intractable security challenges bedeviling our communities. It is evident that some politicians exploit insecurity for political gains. These unscrupulous politicians would hardly commend the military for their successes at the battlefronts.
“However, they would be eager to rush to the media to report attacks by bandits or other miscreants.
“For this crop of politicians, politics is not about genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the people; it is all about power and nothing more.
“I, therefore, urge the security agencies to deal decisively with anyone found politicising security no matter how highly placed he is. It is by so doing that we can significantly address the current security challenge confronting not just the north-west, but the entire federation.”