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Emir warns district, village heads on conspiring with criminals

The Emir of Ningi in Bauchi State, Alhaji Yunusa Muhammadu Danyaya, on Thursday, warned district, village and ward heads in his emirate against conniving with criminals to perpetrate evil.

The emir’s warning is coming on the heels of recent declaration by the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, that criminal elements connive with some traditional rulers and security personnel to perpetrate crimes in the state.

Briefing traditional rulers under Ningi Emirate and his subjects, Danyaya warned that he would not tolerate acts of criminality and connivance with criminals such as bandits, kidnappers, among others in the domain.

According to him, the emirate council would not fold its hands and watch as some traditional rulers invite bandits to rob and kidnap innocent citizens.

While saying that there has not been any cases of aiding and conniving or harbouring criminals in his domain, the emir said he summoned the meeting with a view to making district, village and ward heads give account of the security situation in their communities.

“We will not relent to deal with any village head found wanting in this regard because there is no way we can make progress if the traditional leaders are involved in such a dreaded act.

“I wish to warn any person or group of persons who choose to connive or sympathise with the bandits to perpetuate crime against the law abiding citizens.

“We will deal decisively with anybody identified helping criminals under whatever guise, no matter how highly placed the traditional leader or persons may be,” the Emir said.

Danyaya assured that the emirate council would continue to hold meetings with stakeholders and security agencies in order to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties of the citizens in the emirate.

He, however, appealed to his subjects to always cooperate with security agencies to enable them to discharge their constitutional responsibilities effectively.

 

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