Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has called on traditional rulers in the state to reactivate the traditional system of monitoring suspicious movements and strangers in their domains to tackle the rising insecurity in the state.
The governor made the call during the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the Emir of Misau, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman, Sunday.
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He appealed to traditional institutions to also enlighten their subjects to cooperate and provide actionable intelligence to security agents.
“Government will not hesitate to sanction any traditional ruler that is found to be supporting or refusing to report criminal activities in their areas of jurisdiction,” he warned.
The governor said government was not happy about the involvement of some traditional rulers in the encroachment of the grazing reserves, forest reserves, and cattle routes.
“As a matter of fact, I will not hesitate to dethrone any traditional ruler that is found wanting, especially when it comes to the needs of his people,” Mohammed added.
The governor advised the new emir to emulate his predecessor, Muhammadu Magan, and strive to improve on them.