Abdul’aziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, says he did his best to tackle the insecurity in the state.
Yari spoke on Monday at a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders from Gusau, Maradun and Tsafe local government areas.
He said despite trying his best, he was still accused of not doing well in the fight against insurgency.
He called for the support of President Muhammadu Buhari in fighting banditry in the state, saying the security issues are beyond political or personal interest.
“I am using this opportunity on behalf of the entire APC members in Zamfara state to condole people of Maradun and Tsafe local government areas over recent bandits’ attacks in their communities,” he said.
“We pray to Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannatul Firdausi and give their families the fortitude to bear the loss.
“You know, during my administration, I tried my best to tackle the problem though some people were accusing us, thinking that we have not done well to address the problem.
“We are not saying this because we are happy with what is happening, but people should avoid judgement based on personal or political interests. As I always say, the issue of security is beyond political or personal interest, we should support president Buhari in fighting banditry in the state.”
Yari also appealed to people of the state to continue to pray and seek for Allah’s interventions to end the problem.
While he was in power, Yari had resigned as the chief security officer of the state due to alleged lack of adequate response from federal government-controlled security agencies.
He had explained that he took the action because of his inability to control security agents whose loyalty is with the federal government.