Gov. Bago:’The judiciary should stop granting illegal bail and pardon to culprits.’
Niger State Government has ordered security operatives in the state to conduct stop-and-search exercise in a bid to curb insecurity in the state.
The Governor, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, gave the order when he paid Sallah homage on the Emir of Minna, Alhaji Dr. Umar Farouk Bahago, in his palace in Minna the state capital in continuation of his Emirates tour.
He commiserated with the Emir on the recent robbery attack on his cashier, assuring him that his administration remains committed to ensuring the security of lives and property of its citizens.
According to the governor “we are on top of the situation and the perpetrators will be brought to book. We have also given a marching order for stop-and-search in the Minna metropolis and other parts of the state.
The governor who maintained that youth restiveness will not be condoned in the state warned the members of the judiciary to desist from granting illegal bail and pardon to culprits.
Gov. Umaru Bago also disclosed that schools that have been closed due to insecurity will be reopened and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) return safely to their ancestral homes.
He stressed the need for farmers to be more committed to farming, adding that fertilizers will be available for farmers at subsidized rate and the sales will be flagged off on Monday the tenth of this month.
Earlier, the Emir of Minna, Alh. Dr. Umar Farouk Bahago commended the Governor for his effort so far in ensuring the safety of Nigerlites, he, however, called on the governor to be more deliberate in taking actions that will make the state a safe haven for all.
The Emir assured him of the emirate’s support to the success of the present administration.
The governor was accompanied by his Deputy, Comrade Yakubu Garba, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Usman Gawu, Chief of staff, Alhaji. Abdullahi Usman Gbatamangi, other top government officials and APC chieftains in the state.