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COAS tasks Kebbi monarchs on security

By Odita Sunday (Abuja) and Ahmed Idris (Birnin Kebbi)
17 November 2022   |   4:13 am
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has appealed to traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Kebbi State to cooperate with security agencies in the fight against bandits and other security threats in the state.
Atiku Bagudu

[FILES] Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Farouk Yahaya has appealed to traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Kebbi State to cooperate with security agencies in the fight against bandits and other security threats in the state.

He made this call, yesterday, at Ka’oje when he visited the Sarkin Bargun Kaoje in his palace during the commissioning of the 1.4km Civil-Military Cooperation Road Project.

The COAS stressed that monarchs must not be left out in the security architecture of their domains because of their strategic position in the community.

“I urge all the traditional rulers and residents of various communities in Kebbi to furnish the military with useful information that will help in the fight against banditry in the state.

“In society, traditional rulers have important roles to play in the fight against banditry and other criminal elements in the community, as there is important information at the disposal of traditional rulers that may help the military in their constitutional duties of improving the security situation in the state,” he added.

As leaders of their communities, Yahaya added, the monarchs have a duty to be on the lookout and report any suspicious or strange activity and movement of criminal elements to security agents, for people in their domains to live in peace.

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