COOPERATE WITH ARMY TO ENDS BANDITRY, ARMY CHIEF CHARGES TRADITIONAL RULERS

COOPERATE WITH ARMY TO ENDS BANDITRY, ARMY CHIEF CHARGES TRADITIONAL RULERS.

FROM : AYODELE AJOGE, BIRNIN-KEBBI.


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruk Yahaya has implored traditional rulers in Kebbi State  to cooperate with the Army in its fight to end banditry.

General Faruk Yahaya made this call at the palace of the Sarkin Bargun Kaoje, Alhaji Mustapha Usman Adamu while on courtesy visit to the monarch on Tuesday in Bagudo local Government as part of his engagement in the the State.

He said because of their strategic position in the community, they must not be left out in the security architecture of their domains.

The Army Chief urged traditional rulers and residents of various communities in Kebbi State to furnish the military with useful information that will help in their fight against banditry across the state.

Traditional rulers according to him have important roles to play in the fight against banditry and other criminal elements activities in the state.

 He pointed out that there are important information at the disposal of traditional rulers that may help the military in their constitutional duties to improve security situation in the various communities of Kebbi State.

He further said that as leaders of their communities , they have a duty to be on the lookout and report any suspicious or strange activities, movement of criminal elements to security agents for people in their domains to live in peace.

The Army boss later commissioned one kilometer road constructed by the army, to honour its procurement Director, Major General Nasiru Usman Muktar who is from the State.

In his speech, the State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said it was heart warming for him to see military officers imparting positively in the lives of their community people. 

He said his administration would continue to liaise with the military in its effort to tackle insecurity occasioned by bandits attacks, adding that his administration will make sure it provides the military with whatever it required to fight insecurity in across the State.

The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri,mni  enjoined the community to reciprocate the military gesture by ensuring the road is maintained and we'll utilized.

Earlier the District Head of Kaoje, Alhaji Usman Adamu called on the army to establish a military based in the area to checkmate the excesses of bandits whom he said are making incursion from Niger state, Niger and Benin republic borders through a large forest in the area.

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