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CDS acknowledges traditional rulers’ role in fight against banditry


First Vice Chairman, Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and Orodje of Okpe, Maj.-Gen Felix Mujakperuo, Orhue I (left); Chairman of Council and Obi of Owa, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II and second Vice Chairman/ Pere of Akugbene Mien, Kalanama VIII during their meeting in<br />Asaba… at the weekend

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, at the weekend, acknowledged the role of traditional rulers in the fight against terrorism, banditry, and insecurity in Delta State and the entire country.


He stated this when he visited Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Owa, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II at his palace in Owa Oyibu, Ika North East Council, insisting that the visit was not only a homecoming but also a mark of recognition for the traditional institution.

Responding, the Owa monarch prayed for his success in his national assignment in securing the nation’s territorial integrity, adding that Nigerians have no doubt about his ability to galvanise the security architecture towards changing the country’s security narrative.

BESIDES, the traditional rulers in Delta State have charged the nation’s security forces to curb the deteriorating security situation in the country.

They made the call in an eight-point communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Asaba, which was attended by traditional rulers from the three senatorial districts of the state.


Efeizomor, who was flanked by the first Vice-Chairman and Orodje of Okpe, Maj.-Gen. Felix Mujakperuo, Orhue I, and second Vice Chairman/Pere of Akugbene Mien, SP Luke Kalanama VIII, lamented rising insecurity in the country and enjoined the citizens to support military efforts at restoring security to protect Nigerians.

The royal fathers specifically urged citizens to encourage law enforcement agents with love and respect to enable them to perform optimally, following the demoralisation they suffered in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.

The council also commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for establishing three new universities in the state and appealed to Delta people to assist in facilitating the early commencement of the universities.

They also congratulated the state’s contingent on the just concluded National Sports Festival in Edo State, saying that they were proud of the contingent.


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