Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday, January 15, lamented how informants have frustrated all the efforts to rid the state of banditry and criminals in the state.
Governor El-Rufai made this call while speaking at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Kaduna.
He noted that informants living within communities in the state have been frustrating the fight against banditry.
According to El-Rufai, “The level of insecurity we face in the country, especially here in Kaduna State, is of great concern and I think that the security agencies, especially the military and the police are doing their best but we need every stakeholder in order to contribute; because the biggest problem we have is the informants that live within us.
“It is important for religious and community leaders not only to raise their advocacy but to also watch out for people that seem to be spending a lot of money without any clear means of livelihood, adding that they are probably informants of kidnappers.”
He said such people should be reported to the authorities nearest to them, assuring that the government will protect such information and take all necessary action.
He expressed appreciation to the Armed Forces and the police; who are losing officers and men daily to the war against banditry; and assured them of the government’s support not only in resources but in prayers.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu; has urged his followers to be civil during his trials.
Kanu made this appeal to his supporters on Friday, January 14; who will appear at the Federal High Court in Abuja to conduct themselves with decorum.
The IPOB leader also admonished his supporters to shun violence; during all his trials, going forward.
He spoke during the routine visit of legal team led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor; at the headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Abuja.
A statement issued by Ejiofor reads partly: “Onyendu utilised the opportunity; afforded by our visit to mandate us; to admonish his teeming supporters and followers.
“He advises those of them that will appear in court in demonstration of their unflinching support and loyalty; to him to conduct themselves with decorum, be civil in their conduct and comportment; shun violence and deviant behaviour in any manner or form, and exercise restraint in speech.”