Se­cu­rity: Zuba monarch sum­mons district heads over ‘un­in­vited’ guests

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Adam Umar

The Agora of Zuba in Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil, Al­haji Muham­mad Bello, has sum­moned district heads, Fu­lani and other lo­cal lead­ers in his chief­dom to in­form them about the pres­ence of some ‘un­in­vited’ guests within the chief­dom.

Fu­lani herders and Tivs are said to have flooded Yimi, Shenagu and Chi­tumu vil­lages and al­legedly oc­cu­pied farm lands with­out the per­mis­sion of the own­ers.

At the meet­ing at­tended by heads of se­cu­rity out­fits in the area, on Wed­nes­day, stake­hold­ers dis­cussed se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try, not­ing that Zuba, as one of en­try gates into the na­tion’s cap­i­tal, needed more se­cu­rity at­ten­tion.

The Agora of Zuba said the meet­ing was se­quel to a let­ter he re­ceived from the of­fice of the FCT min­is­ter through the Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil, about the pres­ence of the “un­in­vited guests.”

He said the meet­ing was called in or­der to avert un­nec­es­sary con­flict be­tween the indige­nous farm­ers and the mi­grants.

The Agora of Zuba or­dered that the lo­cal chiefs should iden­tify and meet with the people in ques­tion to find out their mis­sion.

He said: “You should also find out where they came from and bring them to my palace for a spe­cial meet­ing. There is no plan to evac­u­ate them un­less if it be­comes nec­es­sary.’’

Vil­lage head of Zuba, Al­haji Qasim Muham­mad, re­minded the Fu­lani lead­ers of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, warn­ing that any leader that failed to dis­charge his re­spon­si­bil­ity would be re­lieved of his ap­point­ment.

Re­spond­ing on be­half of the Fu­lani com­mu­nity, FCT Miyetti Al­lah Chair­man, Al­haji Ab­dul­lahi Adamu, blamed the lead­ers of the af­fected ar­eas of not reporting the ar­rival of the “un­in­vited guests” to the chief­dom.

The Se­cu­rity agents that at­tended the meet­ing in­cluded the Po­lice Di­vi­sional Of­fi­cers of Zuba and Gwag­wal­ada, FRSC Zuba Unit Com­man­der, Civil De­fence and SSS rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the area, who spoke on how to avert trou­ble and en­sure se­cu­rity in Zuba, which he de­scribed as very strate­gic to the FCT.

PHOTO:

An el­derly man weav­ing bas­ket at Ri­waza vil­lage in Kwali Area Coun­cil on last weekend.

ABUBAKAR SADIQ ISAH

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