The Federal Government has directed traditional rulers in the North to start community policing and establish local security councils in their domains to tackle banditry and other security crises in the region.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, who met with the expanded executive council of the northern traditional rulers at the Arewa House in Kaduna State on Tuesday, noted that the government needed “community policing in your various domains so that more information about criminal elements can be obtained in real time.”
The council is headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.
In his address obtained by one of our correspondents after the event, Dan-Ali warned the Emirs and other rulers about casting aspersions on security agencies, adding that this would complicate security issues and slow down the tempo of operation. Read more