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Monarchs back South South governors on measures against insecurity

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Monarchs under the aegis of Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum (DNTRF) have backed South-South governors in their bid to tackle insecurity in the region.

The support was part of a resolution reached a joint meeting between the royal fathers and security agencies at Owa Oyibu, Ika North East council area of the state.

The gathering was graced by the Commander, 63 Army Brigade Headquarters, Asaba and representative of the platoon commander, 181 Amphibious Battalion, Agbor, Lt.-Col. Mairiga; the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, and other heads of security bodies.

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The chairman of the forum and Obi of Owa kingdom, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, who read the seven-point communiqué, said: “The monarchs gave the governors a pat in the back for initiating what they described as an enduring solution to the security problems bedevilling the region.

“The decision by the South-South Governors to float a regional security outfit is one of the best decisions taken by the governors in recent times. It was not only people-oriented but also timely. We also call for the unification of all security/vigilance groups in the nine local government areas in Delta North.

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“We also prevail on the state Commissioner of Police to strengthen the security outfits through the provision of materials to enable them optimally assist the police in crime detection and prevention. We also urge all relevant government agencies to embark on the registration of all motorcycles and tricycles operating in Delta North, with their time of operation regulated to curb excesses.”

“And that all motorcycle and tricycle operators should be made to wear operational tags that must tally with the registration numbers of their motorcycles and tricycles for easier identification in the event of their involvement in crime-related issues.”

The traditional rulers also canvassed increased public support for vigilante groups, while expressing gratitude for the understanding among monarchs in the district, pointing out that their resolve to continue to speak with one voice on issues of common interest was not negotiable.

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