The people of Zamfara must fill neglected by the Nigerian government and people as the killings continue unabated. The governor of Zamfara Abdullaziz Yari a few months ago resigned his position as the Chief Security Officer of the State citing limitations to deploy the security agencies as the governor of the State.
This limitation can be seen largely in the bigger picture of the faulty federalism Nigeria runs as the Nigerian Police and most security outfits are under the Presidency. So in essence, the governor cannot ask the Commissioner of Police to act unless the order is cleared from Abuja. By the time this order comes, innocent lives would have been lost.
In the last few weeks, Amnesty International Nigeria has reported 50 people dead and the killing continues on higher dimensions with the military opening fire on protesting citizens.
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