The governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, says he is willing to sacrifice his position should a state of emergency be imposed on the state over the worsening insecurity.
Yari, who had also expressed support for the declaration of state of emergency to tackle the widespread killings in the north-west state, said some politicians had suggested the idea on the assumption that he was afraid to lose his office.
But he said he was prepared to do anything to ensure peace and security in the state.
Yari spoke with state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
“I’m not playing politics with it (declaration of state of emergency). I’m serious about it,” Yari said.
He also said the high rate of crime in the state would not affect the forthcoming elections, adding that the bandits are not occupying any territory in the state.