Insecurity: Sani meets with stakeholders, calls for decisive action against informants

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Uba Sani, governor of Kaduna state, has asked community and traditional leaders to deal decisively with the menace of informants undermining security in their localities.
In a statement he shared on his X handle, after an emergency security meeting on Wednesday with stakeholders from the seven Local Government Areas worst hit by insecurity, the governor said evil people must be identified and dealt with decisively.  The seven LGAs ravaged by insecurity include Chikun, Kajuru, Birnin-Gwari, Kachia, Kagarko, Igabi and Giwa.
“One of the key issues the emergency meeting addressed is the issue of informants at the local level.
“We must identify them and deal with them decisively. Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, Local Government Chairmen and other key stakeholders have a key role to play in assisting security agencies with intelligence.
“All hands must be on deck to root out the evil elements in our communities.
“As the governor, I will lead this battle from the front. Our extraordinary situation now demands extraordinary sacrifice, cooperation and commitment”, the governor said on his X handle.
Earlier in his remarks during the meeting which held at the Government House, Kaduna,
the governor assured that security agencies and President Bola Tinubu were on top of the situation to ensure the safe return of 287 school children abducted by bandits in Kuriga community, Chikun Local Government Area of the state about two weeks ago.
In the last two weeks over 400 people have been abducted in Chikun and Kajuru LGAs.
The meeting which lasted several hours at the Government House, Kaduna, was attended by heads of security agencies in the state, community leaders, traditional rulers, council chairmen of the seven affected LGAs including members of the state Assembly from the affected areas.
The governor said the essence of the meeting was to explore how communities could collaborate with security agencies on intelligence sharing in tackling insecurity in the seven LGAs.
Sani charged traditional rulers to report strange movements and incidents of attacks by terrorists without delay to enable security operatives to move in to save the situation whenever it happens.
The governor reassured that the abducted school children would soon return home safely.
He said, “I have no doubt in my mind that the efforts we are making with relevant security agencies and Mr. President has been doing everything possible to ensure that our children return back home safely.
“I can say it here that Mr. President is determined. I have had a series of discussions with him, the National Security Adviser, and service chiefs.
“A lot of progress has been made so far. We will not disclose them here, but we are on top of the matter, and by the grace of God, our children will return home safely.
“We are here this afternoon to have a very important meeting which should be more of an interactive meeting between Kaduna State Government and head of security agencies in Kaduna as well as members of the state Assembly from the seven Local Government Areas that were affected by an unfortunate incident of insecurity in the last few weeks…
“The essence of this meeting is to look at our efforts towards intelligence sharing and gathering because we believe that security issue is everyone’s concern particularly those at the grassroots levels and here we have traditional rulers who are representing our people at the grassroots level.

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