Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said banditry and other security challenges in Nigeria would not sieze because the government has politicized security issues in the country.
Wike in a statement issued by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, said by politicizing insecurity, the APC-led government plunged the security troubled states into an unimaginable scale of banditry that may not end anytime soon.
According to Wike, when Rivers state had issues of insecurity back in 2015, he ran to the Federal Government but instead of support, they dismissed it as politics out of hatred for the State and desire to see the state remain ungovernable.
“They didn’t send special forces to Rivers as they’re sending to other states now. They refused to support me because they didn’t want the State to be governable. “Crime knows no boundary. It can be you tomorrow. If they had brought out zeal to fight crime, with seriousness, and collaboration irrespective of the party you belong to, good result will be achieved.
Banditry will never end since they’ve politicised the issue of security. I told them don’t politicise issues of security. They’re paying the price. Whatever you sow, you will reap. If you sow peace you’ll reap peace, if you sow trouble, trouble will always be with you” Wike said
The Governor stated that it is difficult to fight crime in situations when cultists are nabbed, people go to Abuja to tell the Inspector General of Police(IG) and the Chief of Army Staff that those arrested are their boys just to secure their release and let them off the law.