Niger State Governor, Hon Muhammad Umar Bago, has disclosed that his administration will work jointly with Fulani herders to protect the forest and communities from banditry attacks ravaging parts of the state.
Bago stated this during his inauguration speech in Minna, saying the issue of insecurity will be handled with all the seriousness it deserves.
He disclosed that his administration, along with the herders, would enter the forest and face the bandits to tackle the incessant attacks on communities in the state.
While appreciating them for supporting his candidature, the governor said, “We will work with the Fulanis to protect our forest, our communities and our state from banditry attacks. We appreciate.”
The governor also assured adequate collaboration with security agencies at the national and sub-national levels to combat crime and ensure the safety of lives and property throughout the State and beyond.
He stated, “the most compelling task ahead of us is to tackle insecurity with the intensity and urgency it deserves.
“Security is a serious matter as enshrined in our Constitution Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) that the primary purpose of government is security and welfare of citizens. Therefore, we shall boldly defend that constitutional tenet and ensure that security will be given premium in our administration.”