Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that the nation’s security degenerated dangerously because the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government chose to play politics with the security challenge in Rivers State.
The governor also called on professionals to show interest in political developments in the country, to ensure that the APC Federal Government returns to the right track.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, at the Government House Port Harcourt, yesterday, Governor Wike said when Rivers State had issues with kidnappings, instead of addressing the security challenge, the APC Federal Government and her agents plotted on how to declare a state of emergency in Rivers State.
“The Federal Government politicised the issue of security in Rivers State at a time when its intervention was required. That is why the whole country has been engulfed by insecurity.
“Everyday, you hear people being killed like chickens. In Taraba, Plateau, Kogi, Benue, Zamfara, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Yobe and Borno states, the story is the same. The case of Offa (Kwara State) where 50 persons were killed recently is disheartening.
“After 50 persons were murdered in cold blood, the very next day, the authorities claimed that seven persons had been arrested. If the security agencies have the capacity to arrest almost immediately, why not stop the killings?”
He decried the situation where Nigeria answers Big Brother Africa, but remains unable to uphold the rule of law, conduct credible elections and institute basic governance process.