By Chris Udochukwu
Governor Sule made the statement when he paid a fact finding visit to the palace of the Osu Ajiri, Halilu Bala Usman the traditional ruler of Udege Chiefdom of Nasarawa State on Sunday.
The visit follows the killing of Mr. Amos Ewa Obere, the monarch of Odu in Nasarawa Local Government Area.
He said “We believe there are criminal elements amongst the people of this area and we must fish them out”
In a statement signed by Ibrahim Addra, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Sunday, Governor Sule restated that security of lives of the citizens is a priority of his administration and insists that “criminals must not be allowed to truncate the peace and economic activities in our communities.”
He expressed worry at the resurgence of insecurity in the area that was peaceful only months ago. He admonished youths in the area to shun crime.
The Osu Ajiri on his part commended Governor Abdullahi Sule for beefing up security in the area as well as the on-going construction of mararaba Udege – Udege Mbeki road.
He however wants the speedy appointment of more district heads in the area for ease of administration and improved security.
Governor Sule accompanied by former governor and Senator representing the area Abdullahi Adamu and other government officials later paid a condolence visit to the palace of the late traditional ruler of Odu.