Emmanuel Uduaghan has assured the Hausa/Fulani communities in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property by the state government and charged them to raise alarm on sighting strange elements among them posing as threat to the state.
He urged them to advise the cattle rearers among them not to carry dangerous weapons.
Addressing Hausa/Fulani communities in Asaba, yesterday, the governor urged them to stop panicking as adequate security arrangement to protect all northerners in the state had been put in place.
The governor said: “I want to assure you of adequate protection and security of your lives and property. You have been here for so long and you do not have any other place. Live peacefully with your neigbours and advise cattle rearers among you not to look for trouble and should not be carrying dangerous weapons.”
Governor Uduaghan told them that the State Commissioner of Police, the Director of State Security Service, SSS and Army Commander were on top of the security challenges and would not allow anyone in the state to be harmed.
He enjoined them to report any problem to the traditional ruler in their neigbourhood as well as identify strange and unscrupulous visitors, who could constitute threat to the state.