By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, has tasked the people of Udege Chiefdom in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state, on community policing.
The governor also charged them to fish out criminal elements amongst them following the killing of the village head of Odu community, Mr Amos Obere.
Gov Sule, gave the charge during a fact-finding visit to the palace of the “Osu Ajiri,” Halilu Bala -Usman in Udege.
A statement signed by Mr Ibrahim Addra, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor said that fishing out the criminal elements would not only ensure peace but fast track the development in the area.
“We believe there are criminal elements amongst the people of this area and we must fish them out,” he said.
The governor restated his administration’s commitment to the security of lives and property of the people of the state.
The statement said that the governor expressed worry at the resurgence of insecurity in the area that had hitherto been peaceful some months ago.
He added that criminals must not be allowed to truncate peace and economic activities in the communities.
On his part, the Osu Ajiri, Alhaji Bala-Usman, commended the governor for beefing up security in the area and for the on going construction of the Mararaba Udege – Udege Mbeki road.
He, however, appealed for the appointment of more district heads in the area for ease of administration and improved security.
The statement said that the governor was accompanied on the visit by former governor and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu and other government officials.