Governor Bello Matawalle has appealed to the federal government to declare state of emergency on insecurity in Northern Nigeria

The governor says the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna is another setback to the quest for peace in the country

He says, he has approved N17m for security agencies to secure communities bedevilled by the activities of bandits in the state

The Zamfara State governor also promise to secure the release of 83 persons kidnapped in Rini community in Bakura local government area of Zamfara state.

Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna, Benue and Plateau states have had frequent attacks by bandits.

The situation in Plateau state has been volatile as youths of affected communities are become more restive by the day and such could lead to reprisals.

On Wednesday, angry youths took the bodies of those slain in a Tuesday night attack on a community behind the University of Jos, to the state government house.

The last time state of emergency was declared on a state because of insecurity was in Plateau state in 2004 by President Olusegun Obasanjo


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