Bello cautions traditional rulers over hosting intruders

Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, has issued a warning to the state’s traditional leaders not to entertain hostile invaders inside their domain, a move that would be met with vehement hostility and resistance from his government in the future.

The governor said this while gathering First and Second Class traditional leaders from the state’s 21 Local Governments to talk about security-related problems, especially as election season approaches.

“Election season is quickly coming; you all have connections both within and outside the state and have sons and daughters who are considering running for office on the platforms of different political parties. In this season, we need harmony, safety, peace, and collaboration, he said.

The governor stated that it was his duty to ensure that lives and means of subsistence are secured and protected. He emphasized that the state has improved its security and safety in comparison to previous administrations, so any display of alien characteristics by any individual would result in a measurable response from the government.

In the upcoming political era, he declared that, within the bounds of the law, he would not support any acts of criminality, violence, or brigandage. He also urged them to warn the sons and daughters of their community, regardless of political affiliation, because the government would not pay attention to anyone when dealing with anyone found to be instigating or supporting violence.

Originally posted on September 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am

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