Following the escalation of insecurity in Kebbi State, the Deputy Governor, Col. Ismaila Yombe (rtd), has relocated to Zuru emirate with a view to bringing an end the excesses of Yan-Sa-Kai (Volunteered vigilante) in the area.
The Yan-Sa-Kai in the emirate were alleged to have threatened Judges and Lawyers over cases that were not decided in their favour.
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They were also said to have engaged in extra-judicial killings.
While responding to questions from journalists in Birnin Kebbi, the State capital, on Saturday, Yombe said he had issued a stern warning to Yan-Sa-kai to fish out the bad elements amongst them.
The deputy governor, who was visibly angry, said if they failed to root out the “unscrupulous elements” amongst them, the government would help them to do so.
Yombe apologized to the commissioner for Justice over the recent attack on a Lawyer in the area.
“No serious government will fold its arms while watching few unscrupulous trying to set in anarchy in the state. I have been with the Yan-Sa-Kai, where we have reminded them on their original role on which they were established.
“I also directed them to fish out the bad eggs amongst them otherwise, government will take over and do the needful,” he said.
Court activities have been paralyzed in Kebbi following a three-week protest embarked upon by lawyers as a result of a threat to their lives by the volunteers in Zuru emirate.