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Insecurity: Alkaleri Council Chairman warns village heads against hosting unknown strangers


Insecurity: Alkaleri Council Chairman warns village heads against hosting unknown strangers.

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Chairman Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Yusuf Garba has warned Village and ward heads against accommodating and hosting unknown strangers in their communities and Hamlets.

Garba gave the warning in an interview with Journalists on Tuesday in Bauchi, said some village heads Shields, aid, and accommodate criminals in their domains.

He warned the traditional leaders against accommonading any stranger that is not familiar to the area and the community.

“Because we have a thick forest and large wide bushes that illegal activities and criminality are carried out.

“We want to call on the village and wards heads in the local government area to be careful of who they accommodate.

“It is our collective responsibility to protect lives and property by virtue of our position,” Garba said

He reiterated that the government will not tolerate complacency and complicity in matters of security in the Council.

According to him, the Council had a meeting with stakeholders, the security agencies, religious clerics, traditional rulers and notable personalities of the area on tackling crmininalities like kidnapping, rustling, rape among others.

The Chairman said the meeting they had two weeks ago started yielding good results and provided effective vigilance that reduced criminality.

“Before the warning and the meeting there were regular illegal activities and criminality in our bushes, but those steps have been reduced.

“Therefore, the Government will not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone found engaging or abiding criminality or will face the full wrath of law,” he said.

Alhaji Garba urged people of the local government to provide useful information to security agents to tackle the resurgence of criminal activities in the area.

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