Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed said on Monday that his government was ready to deal with bandits, kidnappers and other criminals in the state.
Mohammed said this when he paid a sympathy visit to former state governor Adamu Muazu over the kidnapping of some of his family members from Boto village.
He said: “We are going to take strict measures, some of these measures which do not come under the commitment of security rules, we are going to use self-defense and community relations.
“It’s a very, very serious issue, it’s an assault on all of us in terms of our privileges in the state because it’s the house of a former governor and these people who came, the hooligans and the charlatans, they came to insult us.
“It’s a big affront and we want to take it that way, we won’t sleep until we get them, we won’t sleep until we protect our leaders because we’ve been exposed to the vagaries of the expectations that we are not prepared to tolerate.
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“As you can see it’s a pure village settlement, it’s not his fault that his connections are here and we certainly have to protect everyone and we know they have informants here and there but our security agencies work very hard to make sure they have protected us and apprehend them.
“We need to get information from you, district chiefs, village chiefs and LGA leaders so that we can put heads together.
“Please don’t sleep because no one will do it for you, you have to protect yourself, you have to get up and protect yourself, they can’t beat us but we have to beat them.”
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