Kebbi State Government has clamped down on bad eggs in volunteer group (YAN SA KAI)
This was disclosed through His Excellency rtd Col Sama’ila Yombe Dabai mni, fss, psc+ MBA (TAMBARIN ZURU), the deputy governor of kebbi state in a first of its kind joint security meeting and sensitisation with Yan sa kai held on Thursday at the premises of Sarkin Dutse Model primary school, Rumu in Zuru local government.
The deputy governor asserted that on no account should volunteer groups (Sa kai) engage in any security activity without the consent and approval or collaboration with constituted authorities. “The government will not tolerate the activities of any group not willing to operate within the ambit of law”.
The deputy governor made his address in English, Hausa and C’lela (Dakarci), disclosed that kebbi state government has identified and commended the roles of the volunteer group in fighting banditry but will not tolerate any act that may likely cause unrest instead of promoting peace in the community. The deputy governor however said the State government will not relent in it’s continued effort towards providing the necessary support needed for the security as well as the group (Yan Sa Kai) who must operate within the law to succeed.
In his remarks, HRH, the Chief of Dabai Chiefdom, Alh Sulaiman Mika’ilu Sami thanked the State government for it’s rapid response to the yearnings of the people while calling on the volunteer group to remain focused legally, for the overall peaceful coexistence.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the Kebbi state governor on security matters, rtd Major Garba Rabi’u Kamba, expressed satisfaction over what he described as unified effort in the fight against terrorism while disclosing that state government is ever ready to address issues affecting public peace and harmony insisting that the government will not accept government within government which is normally taking laws into hand.
Representative of Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, ACP Hashimu Jumba, representative of Kebbi State Director DSS, Mr. M.O. Kareem, C/O 223 Light tank Battalion Zuru, Maj Bello Muhammad Abdullahi and Area Commander, NPF Zuru Area Command, Mr. Navokhi James, Hon Rabiu Musa Fakai, Executive chairman Fakai local government were part of speakers at the meeting.
Speaking earlier, chief Imam of Dabai chiefdom, Liman Jabaka, Rev James Manga, CAN Chairman and Leader of traditional worshippers Gonvn menke at the meeting, intimated their followers in the gathering on the stand of self defence and the need for volunteer groups (Sa Kai) to obey higher authorities in discharging their duties as slated in Qur’anic and Biblical teachings.
In their separate reactions, the security representatives after series of meetings between both parties, traditional and religious leaders, unanimously agreed to work together with the volunteer group (Yan Sa Kai) who are expected to continue to operate within the ambit of law for the betterment of entire Zuru Emirate and kebbi state at large.
In his remarks, the leader of volunteer group (Yan Sa Kai) Mr John Mani Giwa said, the meeting / sensitisation will enhance their activities as every member remained committed to peaceful coexistence while stressing the need for collective approach to maintaining peace in Zuru land. He equally called on members to respect the constituted authorities and support the security agents to carryout their duties effectively.
The meeting / sensitisation had in attendance of all local government council Chairmen of Zuru Emirate, Special Adviser to kebbi state governor, Hon Ibrahim Attahiru Tadurga, District heads, village heads, Divisional police officers, Civil defence, federal road safety corps, critical stake holders and members of volunteer group (Yan Sa Kai) among others.