- Top security officials met with Fulani elders in Kebbi state
- The Fulani chief promised to collaborate with them in flushing out banditry in northern states
- The meeting was held following order from President Buhari to rid the states of bandits
Muhammed Adamu who is the inspector-general of police has said that Fulani elders on the platform of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have agreed to provide support in getting rid of bandits from northern states.
Daily Trust reports that the minister of internal affairs, General Abdulrahman Danbazau, the police chief and other top government officials met with Fulani elders in Birnin Kebbi.
Their meeting was sequel to the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to the security chiefs to dialogue with leaders from volatile states to end banditry.
Following the meeting, Adamu said: “They have agreed to work with us in our efforts to flush out bandits in Kebbi State”.
“We will take measures to dialogue with the bandits to become better citizens but if that fails we will deal with them”
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said the presidential delegation were in Kebbi for an all inclusive policy to dialogue with Fulani leadership on the issue of bandits around the state.
Meanwhile, Adamu Chika, a lawmaker representing Niger state, emotionally expressed his worries about the level of insecurity in the northwest zone in Nigeria.
Channels TV reports that Chika voiced his concerns over the challenges the people have been facing in the last one year, adding that he was scared to go home because he feels insecure.
Legit.ng gathered that he made his concerns known during House of Representatives plenary on Thursday, May 2, and asked that a lasting solution be adopted to address the security challenges.
He said: “Mr. speaker, where are we going? I cannot go to my village, spend a night and sleep as I’m speaking to you. For the last year, I cannot go to my village and sleep, I feel very insecure. And this is where I find myself, it is terrible, we have to do something about it.”
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