Nasarawa State governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule
By Raphael Ekpang
The Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule who was saddened by the recent killing of late Mr. Amos Ewa Obere, one of the traditional rulers in the state urged the traditional rulers in the state to fish out all criminal elements from their respective communities.
He made the call when he paid a fact finding visit to the palace of the Osu Ajiri, Halilu Bala Usman the traditional ruler of Udege Chiefdom of Nasarawa State on Sunday, following the killing of Mr. Amos Ewa Obere, the monarch of Odu in Nasarawa Local Government Area.
He said “We believe there are criminal elements among the people of this area and we must fish them out”
In a statement signed by Ibrahim Addra, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Sunday, Governor Sule restated that security of lives of the citizens is a priority of his administration, therefore, insisted that “criminals must not be allowed to truncate the peace and economic activities in our communities.”
He expressed worry at the resurgence of insecurity in the area that was peaceful only months ago. He admonished youths in the area to shun crime.
The Osu Ajiri on his part commended Governor Abdullahi Sule for beefing up security in the area as well as the ongoing construction of Mararaba Udege – Udege Mbeki road.
He however, appealed for the speedy appointment of more district heads in the area for ease of administration and to improve security within his kingdom.
Governor Sule accompanied by former governor and Senator representing the area Abdullahi Adamu and other government officials later paid a condolence visit to the palace of the late traditional ruler of Odu.