Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has alleged that criminals are conniving with some traditional rulers and bad eggs among the security personnel to unleash mayhem on communities in the state.
Mohammed, who stated this during the state’s cabinet meeting in Bauchi, lamented that the development has made the maintenance of security difficult.
He, therefore, charged his commissioners and other aides to work closely with their local government chairmen in the state to improve security.
He said though Bauchi remained one of the most peaceful states in the North East, “We are having sleepless nights to keep the state peaceful and fight the criminals.”
“You are my representatives in your own right; we will have to change our style. These people are coming and they are conniving with our traditional institutions and even bad eggs within the security agencies, but we are doing very well,” Mohammed told the commissioners.
“Most of the local governments were affected including my local government, Alkaleri Toro, Ningi and Ganjuwa.
“We have to work very hard because everything in this world is about life and property. If you are dead, then there is nothing in it. The fact that we are being mentioned as the most peaceful state in northern Nigeria is giving us more challenge,” he said.
Meanwhile, the state government has revoked all land allocations on all game reserves in the state following the activities of bandits in the reserves.