Isa Yuguda, former Bauchi State governor says President Muhammadu Buhari has already done his best in tackling insecurity in the country.
Yuguda who spoke on Channel TV’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, argued that Buhari is not to blame for the surge in attacks across the country.
Yuguda said the security of states is not one of the main responsibilities of the president, and that governors swore to protect lives and property in their states.
According to him, governors have all the resources and sufficient personnel to tackle insecurity in their states.
“Mr. President has done his best, everybody’s best is different. So I can say the president has done his best,” he said.
“And he has appointed actors to assist him to manage the country – they are also doing their best. It all depends on somebody’s assessments. As far as I’m concerned, the president has done his best.”
“Security issues are the babies of governors, not Mr President’s. If you see anything going wrong as far as security or insecurity is concerned, you hold the governors accountable.
“They are sworn to protect lives and property. [For terrorism cases] you hold them responsible because they own the land.
“President does not have land, the president does not give CofO to the states and you don’t expect the president to go and secure their lands.
“Each governor has a brigade commander, each governor has a commissioner of police, each governor has a director of SSS, civil defence commandant and other paramilitaries directly dealing with the security of the state.
“I’m not exonerating the president as such, but when attacks happen, the governor down there should be queried for making matters deteriorate to that extent.”