Constitute JTF to stop killings in S/East – Sultan of Sokoto tells FG


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The Sultan of Sokoto-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Thursday appealed to the government to constitute a Joint Task Force (JTF) to tackle growing insecurity in the South East geopolitical zone.

The Secretary-General, JNI, Dr. Khalid Aliyu made the appeal in a statement in Kaduna.

The appeal came following reports of the killing of a woman of Hausa extraction and four kids in a community in Anambra State over the weekend.

He said that the federal and state  governments must equally implement concrete actions against all forms of criminals and criminalities in the country.

Aliyu also called on government to spare no efforts to immediately take control of all forests and swampy areas that had become hideouts for criminals.

He also called for speedy arrest and prosecution of all criminals, devoid of legal encumbrances.

Aliyu said constituting commissions of inquiry should not be the only way to go, hence, government should intensify efforts in identifying and prosecuting the so called unknown gunmen.

“Governments at all levels, in collaboration with different security agencies, must be up and doing against the tides of insecurity in whatever guise.

According to him, thorough proactive measures should be taken in nipping the situations from the bud, before becoming uncontrollable.

“In that respect, we advise the governments to strategise and bring an end to orgies of killings happening in Nigeria; desperate situations need desperate measures.

“Thus, constituting a joint task force to specially attend to the rising tide of killings in South-Eastern Nigeria should be considered.

“Governments at all levels should act beyond mere verbal condemnations on security related matters.

“The unfortunate spate of the horrendous butchering of human lives in the Nigerian states should be halted, “Aliyu said.


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