Yobe State’s security chiefs have promised the state’s administration and residents that they will step up patrols and monitoring in an effort to stop the rising wave of herdsmen attacks, kidnappings, banditry, and rapes.
The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Garba, issued the assurance to the media after a routine security meeting led by Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Yobe State Deputy Governor Hussaini Mai Sule’s press secretary issued a statement on Wednesday asking residents to help keep the state safe by cooperating with law enforcement and sharing any relevant data.
“The meeting equally appreciated the efforts of traditional rulers and community leaders in conflict resolution in their respective domains,” the statement continued.
The North-East Governors Forum (NEGF) expressed concern about rising banditry in the region at its eighth meeting, which took place in the capital of Borno State, Maiduguri, as previously reported by JANESCOPE.
The Federal Government was urged to take swift action by the forum.