By Bashir Hassan Abubakar
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has alleged that bandits are conniving with some traditional rulers and some security personnel to carry out criminal activities in the state.
The Governor revealed this while delivering a speech at the State Executive Council meeting in Bauchi, he said apart from the criminals conniving with monarchs, some bad eggs in the security circuit also collude with criminals to unleash mayhem on communities in the state.
According to Mohammed, his administration is having sleepless nights over renewed criminal activity in the state.
“Because of security, we are having sleepless nights. There is no time I am not talking about security,” the governor also said. “You are my representatives in your own right; we will have to change our style.
“These people are coming, and they are conniving with our traditional institutions and even bad eggs within the security agencies.
“We have to work very hard because everything in this world is about life and property. If you are dead, then there is nothing in it. The fact that we are being mentioned as the most peaceful state in northern Nigeria is giving us more challenge.”
Governor Mohammed also charged the newly appointed state commissioners and special advisers to always be alert and security-conscious in their various local governments.”