The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has blamed politicians seeking to contest the 2023 general elections for the spate of attacks on some parts of the North part of the country by bandits and Boko Haram insurgents.
Masari, who spoke on Sunday during an interactive meeting with ward and local government chairmen of the state All Progressives Congress (APC), said the aim of the sponsors was to blackmail president Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “Most of the bandits and Boko Haram attacks facing the northern part of the country are sponsored by some politicians who are enemies of the present APC government at both federal and state.
“During the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, there were multiple bombs in Maiduguri, Kano and even Abuja.
“The Kano bombing then killed more than 500 people. Mosques, churches and roads were closed due to insecurity but today, God has prevented us from such insecurity but we have forgotten.
“Today, politicians who are willing or intending to contest 2023 elections are sponsoring banditry because the way the bandits mastered how to operate guns and by how they specialised in ambushing soldiers, we should know that there is someone behind it.
“They are saying we dislodged PDP administration because of insecurity, so they want to make use of insecurity to also sent APC away, that is why all APC should be vigilante.