“A lot of all these problems came from rural areas”
Former Nigerian army spokesman, retired Brigadier General Sani Usman has accused local governments of not doing enough to quell the insurgency and other security issues in the country.
In an interview with Channels’ Sunrise Daily on Thursday, October 6, Usman said federal and state governments have taken responsibility for securing lives and property for years, while local government authorities do little or nothing. nothing.
Usman said; “I made reference to the issue of good governance, you know the bulk of the problems we have now are pushed down to just two levels of government, federal government and state government and what has happened to the system of local government,” he said.
“A lot of all these problems came from the rural areas and they were allowed to escalate to the point that they had become not just a national problem but actually a regional problem because they have their tentacles across the Nigerian borders. “
Usman also claimed that these situations of increasing insecurity were also due to the presence of financiers and individuals not residing in Nigeria.
“It will interest you to know that there are so many people involved not only in this country with regard to all these challenges of insecurity that we encounter,” he said.
“So we need to unite our hearts to make sure that every component of Nigerian society is involved to make sure that we even trace the financiers and all the people who are banking in the country or out of the country and bring them to book.”