By Gabriel Yough
Jalingo – Alhaji Bello Yero, the Permanent Secretary, Taraba Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, has called on traditional rulers to support the state government’s initiative to restore peace in the state.
Several communities in the state were embroil in clashes early in the year and several deaths are recorded with loss of property.
Yero told newsmen in Jalingo on Sunday that the royal father’s active role was crucial to government’s resolve to tackle the current insecurity.
“I want to call on our traditional rulers who are the custodians of peace, culture and general way of life to support Gov. Darius Ishaku’s peace move for a better society.
“I want our royal fathers to revert to the old ways of monitoring strangers in their communities so as to check criminality,” he said.
Yero noted that traditional rulers have a major role to play in uniting their people of different ethnic and religious affiliations for peaceful coexistence.
He advised traditional rulers to devise strategies with the help of their village heads and other stakeholders to enable them tackle threat to peace in their communities.
Yero assured the royal fathers of the bureau’s continued support to enable them to deliver on their mandates.
He also called on the people in both urban and rural communities to continue to respect traditional institutions and other constituted authorities to promote peace.