Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku has lamented over the alarming increase in insecurity across the country.
He wondered how federal government could arrest Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, in a foreign country but cannot deal with bandits and killer herdsmen who are killing people in Nigeria.
The governor, who appeared on Channels TV on Wednesday, said bandits have powerful sponsors who are arming them with weapons and it is the work of Nigerian security agencies to unravel them.
He said; “As a governor, I have asked security operatives these questions during our security meetings. One, how are the insurgents surviving, where do they get AK-47, why is it that they are invisible that they are not being caught?
“If there are no answers to this three questions, then you know that there are sponsors. These are brand new AK-47, how will a local man go buy such an expensive weapon. It is all over the place where somebody was confessing that these guns were being provided to them and they were being trained.”
Ishaku further said that if Nigerian security agencies could go after Kanu and arrest him abroad, it should not be an impossible task to combat bandits who are killing Nigerians across the country.
“It is the work of the security agencies to get to the root. If they can go outside this country to arrest people who are declaring for independence, why are they not able to defeat those who are killing our own citizens here in the farms?” There is more to it that meets the eye,” he said.
Asked what is the way forward to resolving security challenges, the Taraba governor said “If we put our foot down that this problems should be erased in three months, it would go”.