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Delta traditional rulers call for military action to end insecurity

Traditional Rulers in Delta State, under the aegis of the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, have called for urgent military action to end the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country.

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Pledge support for security agencies, govt

Traditional Rulers in Delta State, under the aegis of the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, have called for urgent military action to end the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country. 

Rising from their monthly meeting in Asaba, the Delta monarchs decried the heightened insecurity in Abuja, the nation’s capital, and called for an overhaul of the security architecture to give more effect against insurgency in the country and restore normalcy in the land.

The First Vice Chairman of the council and Pere of Akugbene Mien, Pere SP Luke Kalanama VIII, who presided over the meeting, said the monarchs were concerned by the deteriorating insecurity occasioned by unending deadly attacks and threats of attack by insurgents.

Flanked by the Second Vice Chairman and Obi of Ubulu Uno, Agbogidi Henry Kikachukwu 1, and the immediate past chairman of the council, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, Kalanama VIII said the monarchs were worried by the recent cult-related Killing of three policemen in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Council of the state, and called on the police to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.

The decisions of the monarchs, which were encapsulated in a four-point-communiqué, challenged stakeholders in the security sector to brace up and ensure the security of life and property of Nigerians as they prepare for the 2023 general elections.

The monarchs advocated for greater synergy between royal fathers and government for the betterment of society. They, therefore, pledged support for the state governor and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa.

They called on traditional rulers in other states to emulate the Delta example by supporting and synergising with their state governments, saying that it would engender good governance, peace security and development.

The monarchs appreciated Okowa for his development strides and overall well-being of Deltans and prayed for his success in his political endeavours.

The immediate past Chairman of the council and Obi of Owa, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, who addressed the council members, spoke extensively on the current spate of insecurity in the land and tasked the monarchs and their subjects to be vigilant. He advised them to be on alert to forestall any breakdown of law and order in their domains.

The meeting was attended by traditional rulers from across the three senatorial districts of the state.