Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed on Sunday visited residents of the Duguri community in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, where he commiserated with families of victims who were kidnapped by gunmen and one other person who lost his life during the attack.
wowplus.net recalls that three persons were kidnapped while another lost his life during a recent attack by gunmen in the Duguri community, the hometown of the governor in Bauchi State.
“A lot of activities are happening here because the economic activities here are much. We have the best of lurch vegetable soil, agricultural soil where our people have been farming for so many years. We have so many minerals here that is why we are having problems. We are trying our best, the local government is trying its best, and the state government is also trying its best.
“The federal government is also doing its best. Our policy of community engagement has taken us everywhere in the State where this ugly incident has happened.. We went to Toro, we went to Ghana, Mansur, and then Tafawa Belewa to engage with the people.
“As the security agencies would always say, this cannot happen without collaboration with some obnoxious elements within us, including some members of our traditional institution, therefore we have already requested the two traditional district heads to be circumspect to look inward because we are also looking inward so that we can arrest this issue of compromise and information giving to the bandits,
“There is no way somebody from Zamfara or somewhere will visit that secluded place like Shaffa and kill someone unless he has an informant. The security agencies cannot do it alone. And that is why we are establishing a system of feedback. And I heard that some people within us are even feeding the bandits in their secret place by giving them grains and flour, that is the report I received.
“We are going to go after such people no matter how highly placed they are to make our people safe an secure. You must give us feedback through the district head, through the village head, or through anybody you know. I am having sleepiness nights that I am a Governor and my people are being killed,” he said.
Also speaking, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, urged members of the community to cooperate with security agencies by exposing bad elements within the community as the police are already aware of such culprits in the community.
Sanda said that the police is also aware that there are bad eggs among security agents, adding that the police command under his watch is doing everything possible to fish them out and punish them accordingly.