The governor of Chihuahua, Maru Campos, attributed the moment of disappointment experienced by the kidnapping of the four members of the LeBaron community to his statements against the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In an interview with Joaquín López-Dóriga with Formula Radio, he denied that asking the Federal Government to “stop acting stupid” about the state of violence in the entity was meant to be demeaning.
That’s our story from the north. That’s how they say it in the north. It is clear that they do not know the north of the country and they are afraid at first sight,” he said.
The governor, Maru Campos, condemned the lack of action and laziness on the part of the federal government, not only in the matter of uncertainty but also in health, road infrastructure, social growth and so on.
He pointed out that “states and municipalities cannot do it,” so he appealed for them to have the freedom to raise resources to take care of things that are not the responsibility of the Federal Government.
We want to have more resources for the municipal police in the states, like Fortaseg, the Fortamun at that time. We want to have greater coordination, with a greater presence of the National Guard, to know where they are based because they are moving personnel and we don’t know where they are for sure, we don’t know how many there, we don’t know what they are doing, and maybe they are not in the places where the use of public force is really necessary,” he explained.
The president of the state specified that the ideal is to allow the federal forces to fight against organized crime and that the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) has a greater influence on the matter.
Maru Campos revealed that he and the governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez, asked the Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos, to authorize their state authorities to use high-caliber weapons to deal with the weapons used by organized crime.
We are facing them almost with slingshots… We are not asking them to give us more, we are asking them to give us what we deserve. If they don’t give to us, don’t take from us,” he said.
He stated that “hugs and not bullets” should be abandoned in order to have a real strategy, based on the number of wills, where “everyone does their job.”