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How volunteers, vigilante secure Kagara Emirate against bandits – Monarch



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The prevailing security challenges facing the Kagara Emirate in Niger State, will be brought under control through the efforts of the stakeholders of the Emirate, a traditional title holders in the Emirate Barrister Mohammed Bala Shehu Kagara has assured.

Barrister Shehu Kagara, who is the Na’Isan Kagara and also a private legal practitioner in Minna, told CAPITAL POST in an exclusive interview in Minna, that the some critical stakeholders in the Emirate were worried by the increasing rate of armed banditry activities and kidnapping in the area in recent times which informed the collective decision of the community to come together to find a lasting ways of curtailing the security Challenges.

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According to him, with the step taken so far, the emirate is now enjoying a relative peace and security in the areas adding that the stakeholders took a bold step by engaging the community vigilante group in partnership with relevant security agencies and some youths as volunteers to assist in the security of the emirate. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

He explained that already, relative peace and security has been restored at least to the barest level in the area which was hitherto under siege of armed bandits and kidnappers in the last two years.

“With the step we took as stakeholders in Kagara Emirate, by engaging the volunteers and vigilante groups, there is relative peace and security in the emirate and the engagement of these groups of people have brought about relief to the community” he said.

Speaking on his appointment as the Na’Isan Kagara, Barrister Shehu Kagara stated that the title is a highly cherished and big title that would be bestowed on a young person of his age stressing that with the title on him, he will be representing the emir of Kagara (HRH), Alhaji Salihu Tanko in any function.

“It’s a highly respected and reverend title to be given to a youth in the emirate.

“Honestly, is a big honour done to me and I will ever remain grateful to emir of Kagara for conffering such prestigious title on me.” he said.


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