Bauchi PDP Stalwart Warns Traditional Rulers Against Supporting Crimes

Alhaji Babangida Ahmed, a former PDP Youth Leader in Bauchi Central, has cautioned traditional rulers to desist from harbouring and supporting criminal elements in their domains.

He said they must be seen to be supporting the security strategy that Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed’s administration deploy to tackle the growing incidences of insecurity being recorded in some parts of the state.

Alhaji Babangida said this in an exclusive interview with WikkiTimes.

He said as active security stakeholders, the traditional rulers must be up and doing in the same direction with the state secrurity operatives on the road map of the state government to allow for meaningful gains to be made in the painstaking chore of maintaining peace and stability in Bauch State as the state is know for peace despite being in the north east.

To him, the traditional rulers are cooperative with the government policies and programmes, adding that the present government will continue to initiate policies aimed at securing the lives of the citizens.

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“The traditional rulers are instrumental in the peace and security of the people. The district and ward heads are the first step as they need to liaise with their local governments’ chairmen by encouraging their subjects to report any element to security agencies for prompt action”.

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“They should also encourage landlords and estate agents within their domains not to be renting or selling houses to unknown people, this will help in not harboring criminals in their domains as it is witnessed in other states as kidnappers and bandits are habited by the people”, he said.

Alhaji Babangida called on Imams and Pastors in the state to continue preaching to their followers on the need to live in peace with one another considering the recent happenings in othes states and that the general elections are past approaching, saying electionsare for days but the lives of the people matters a lot.

WikkiTimes recalled that cases of kidnappings soar in Bauchi State in the recent times, notably around Alkaleri, Tafawabalewa, Bogoro and Dass local governments.


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