Connect with us

News

Buhari directs 7 North-West governors to end banditry

Published

on

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Sunday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated seven North-West governors, including himself,  to end banditry in the zone.

Bagudu, who is also the Chairman, APC Governors’ Forum,  made the disclosure at the continuation of a Fulani Stakeholders’ Peace, Security and Unity Meeting held in Birnin-Kebbi.

The governor said the president’s directive was to ensure the urgent restoration of normalcy in the region.

He stated that the President was fully committed to adequately protecting the lives and property of all law abiding and peaceful citizens of the country.

Bagudu acknowledged the relentless efforts of the military and the other security agencies in tackling the nation’s security challenges.

He appealed to Nigerians to be less apprehensive in confronting the enemies of peace and unity, saying: “They are a negligible few and we should all brace the odds.

“The issue of ensuring security in the nation is a collective responsibility and as such all hands must be on deck in this direction.“

Bagudu also reiterated his earlier pledge to lead the rescue efforts of the abducted students and staff of the Federal Government College (FGC) Birnin Yauri.

Recall that suspected bandits had on Thursday, June 17 invaded the unity college and abducted some teachers and unspecified number of students.

However, a military team has so far rescued about 11 of the abductees.

The governor said: “We were not elected only to stay in the office, but to do anything to safeguard lives and property of all law abiding citizens.

“We have to do everything to guarantee peace, unity and security even to the extent of sacrificing our lives as ordained by religious scriptures.”

According to Bagudu, the Fulani stakeholders meeting was called to review the progress made in tackling the challenges with a view to proffering plausible solutions.

He said his government had set up a steering committee to look into the issues of grazing reserves, cattle routes,  as well as resolve lingering contentious issues between farmers and herders as a path to achieving lasting peace and security in the state.

“Government is fully aware of issues raised, just as it has already started implementing some of the recommendations raised by the committee.

“No matter the efforts put in by the government, there has to be the understanding and acceptance of those concerned to have positive effect on their lives,” he said.

He vowed that his administration would leave no stone unturned in protecting lives and property of citizens in the state.

Bagudu also vowed to sustain ongoing efforts by his administration to improve the lives of Fulanis through livestock and dairy production, Fulani women empowerment as well as enhance other forms of farming activities.

Earlier, the Secretary-General of the committee set up by government on Fulani matters, Alhaji Abubakar Bandam,  said the meeting was part of the ongoing efforts by Miyetti Allah to support the efforts of Gov. Bagudu to address security challenges in the state, especially banditry.

“The meeting is geared towards joining hands with Fulani elite from all spheres of life and other stakeholders to rescue Kebbi and to support ongoing peace efforts by Gov. Bagudu to bring an end banditry.

“That is why he chose the former Gov. Saidu Dakingari to spearhead the steering committee, to champion , among other things, provision of basic social amenities to better the lives of Fulanis,”  he said.

On his part, the Chairman of the Committee on Fulani Sensitisation, which was set up by the Kebbi Government, Dr Abdullahi Imam-Shema expressed happiness over the conduct of the meeting.

He said the meeting was an extension and continuation of the mandate of his committee to reach out to all Fulanis even in their hamlets, to enlighten them, paying particular attention to peace, unity, social wellbeing and education.

He commended Bagudu for his initiative and unrelenting effort to better the lives of Fulanis in Kebbi.

He cited the construction of earth dams, grazing reserves and nomadic schools in Fulani settlements as some of the projects undertaken to improve their wellbeing.

Lifestyle4 mins ago

3 Natural Sweeteners That Will Make You Drop Sugar Forever

Lifestyle58 mins ago

Remodel for a Greener Home

Lifestyle2 hours ago

What to Know Before Using an Online Pharmacy

Entertainment2 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: Instagram Handles Of All The Male Housemates

News2 hours ago

“I’m a moving train, I’ll crush you” – Peruzzi reacts after being called out for walking out on fans (Video)

Entertainment3 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Housemates Hail Emmanuel, After He Shared Story Of Winning Both Mr Ideal Nigeria and Mister Africa International (Video)

News3 hours ago

BBNaija former housemate, Dorathy, reacts after seeing the “washing machine” in Biggies house this season

Lifestyle3 hours ago

Support Groups for Breast Cancer

Entertainment3 hours ago

BBNaija 2021 Housemate Boma Featured in ‘Law & Order’, ‘Blacklist’ With Reddington (FULL DETAILS)

Entertainment3 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: Who Is Sammie? All The Facts You Need To Know About BBNaija 2021 Housemate Sammie

Lifestyle4 hours ago

3 Ways to Physically Prepare To Become Pregnant

Entertainment4 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Photos Of “Happily Married” Niyi, With His Wife And Son

Entertainment4 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: An Exclusive Tour In The BBNaija House (Video)

Lifestyle5 hours ago

Five Important Things To Know Before Going For A Hair Transplant

Entertainment5 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Yerins Called Out For Refusing To Pay Back Loan

Entertainment5 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Who Is WhiteMoney? Get To Know BBNaija 2021 Housemate White Money

Lifestyle5 hours ago

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Entertainment6 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Who Is Niyi? All The Facts About BBNaija 2021 Housemate Niyi

World6 hours ago

Robert Spencer Video: Who Collected the Qur’an?

Entertainment6 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Several Nollywood Stars Congratulate Housemate, Boma, On Making It To The House

News9 hours ago

BBNaija: Meet new male BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates (phot)

News24 hours ago

Residents express fear as Lagos, Ogun conduct LG polls today

News18 hours ago

Kika Goodhair reacts after alleged beating by the Ofori-Atta family

News22 hours ago

Kano Govt. to follow blasphemy case to logical conclusion — Ganduje

News23 hours ago

Six Nigerians top FBI’s most wanted list

News23 hours ago

ISWAP terrorists now abduct Christians only in the state- Borno Cleric

News12 hours ago

“Don’t try to snap with me if you are not using iPhone 12” – Bobrisky warns fans

News8 hours ago

#BBNaija2021: Nigerians drag new housemate, Yousef for saying his students usually have crushes on him and “thank God he’s not a ‘pedophile’”

News16 hours ago

Why Nigeria can’t remain together – Wole Soyinka

News6 hours ago

Meet BBNaija housemate, Niyi’s beautiful Wife, Bella (Video/Photos)

Sports18 hours ago

Andy Murray And Joe Salisbury Marked Themselves Out As Medal Contenders With A Brilliant First-Round Performance

News11 hours ago

El-Rufai’s ‘friend’ and Ex-Kaduna Deputy Governor Bala Bantex buried

Entertainment9 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: All You Need To Know About Housemate Yousef

News21 hours ago

Graduate who worked as security officer while schooling, gets job offer

News14 hours ago

Late Hon Ogba: I do not pray to come here for burial again, Okowa tells Isoko indigenes

News2 hours ago

“I’m a moving train, I’ll crush you” – Peruzzi reacts after being called out for walking out on fans (Video)

News22 hours ago

Obi Cubana source of income, nobody’s business – Emeka Ike

Health17 hours ago

The 5 Best New Low-Sugar Wines on Shelves

News23 hours ago

Police arrest pastor after church service for allegedly collecting ransom for kidnappers

News13 hours ago

Bayelsa man in search of a mentally challenged lady to marry, says the lady’s family must pay him N500k (video)

Trending