Emir of Ningi in Bauchi state, Alhaji Yunusa Muhammadu Danyaya has warned district, village and ward heads against conniving with criminals to perpetrate evils in his domain.
Danyaya gave the warning while briefing traditional rulers and subjects in.his palace saying that he would not tolerate acts of criminality and connivance with criminals such as bandits, kidnappers among others.
He said the Ningi emirate would not fold its hands and see a situation where bandits are being invited by some traditional leaders and subjects to rob and kidnap innocent citizens in his domain.
The Emir revealed that district, Village and Ward heads are were invited to give account of the security situation in their various communities even though according to him none of the communities are involved in such criminalities.
He said the emirate would not allow aiding and abetting criminal activities including kidnapping and banditry.
“We will not relent to deal with any village head found wanting in this regard, because there is no way we can make progress if the traditional leaders are involved in such a dreaded act.”
“I wish to warn any person or group of persons who choose to connive or sympathize with the bandits to perpetuate crime against the law abiding citizens of my emirate”
“We will deal decisively with anybody identified helping criminals under whatever guise no matter how highly placed the traditional leader or persons may be,” The Emir said.
He explained that the emirate would continue to hold meetings with stakeholders and security agencies to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties of all the citizens in the emirate.
Danyaya pointed out that there was no case of abetting and conniving or harbouring criminals experienced in the area.
He urged subjects of the emirate to co-operate with security agencies to discharge their constitutional responsibilities effectively.
Danyaya commended the Bauchi state government for supporting traditional institutions, saying that “this government has respect and honour for traditional leaders in the state,” he said