Governor Aminu Masari, of Katsina States has accused those he described as the enemies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as being behind the attacks by bandits and Boko Haram in the northern part of the country.
The Governor spoke at a meeting with APC ward and local government chairmen on Sunday.
The Governor said politicians are sponsoring the attacks to make the ruling party look incompetent in order to take over in the next general election.
According to Masari, useful information from community leaders could support the fight against insecurity in the north and other parts.
“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,” he said.
“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,” he said.