The Emir of Ningi Emirate in Bauchi State, Alh. Dr Yunusa Muhammadu Danyaya has for the umpteenth time read a riot act to traditional rulers, warning that anyone found to have any connection with bandits would be dethroned.
DAILY POST recalls that there have been incessant kidnappings in some parts of the Ningi local government targeted at peasant farmers who are now afraid of going to their farms
The Emir spoke during security meetings held with the traditional rulers from Burra, Ari, and Ningi Districts in his palace recently.
According to him, a discreet investigation is ongoing to identify the individuals among the traditional rulers and informants who are assisting the bandits in carrying out attacks on innocent members of the communities.
In his words: “We are profiling you, the Ward Heads of the Ningi Local Government Area. As I told you in our first meeting, I will dethrone and dismiss whoever is found conniving with the terrorists. We will not tolerate such nonsense.”
“Recently, intelligence reports at our disposal showed that the bandits are adopting new plans to launch mayhem on the good people of the area, where they attacked and killed one Civil Defence personnel in Gamji Village. We will not allow things to go this way.”
The Kingmaker lamented that both the traditional and elected officials had failed to eradicate the bandit groups and syndicates terrorising the area.
This is as he called on his subjects to join hands in making the area an insecurity-free zone.
In his remarks at the meetings, the Caretaker Chairman of the Ningi local government area, Hon. Ibrahim Zubairu, explained that the measures taken so far and the rearrangement of the security formation patterns have yielded positive results in the fight against banditry in the area.
The Chairman expressed appreciation for the support from the governor, Sen. Bala Muhammed, adding that the Council would complement efforts to ensure that no stone is left unturned in maintaining peace and tranquillity across the area.