Bogoro LGA Caretaker Chairman Markus Bitrus has spoken out about the ongoing kidnappings in the council area.
According to him, in the past two months, there have been seven kidnappings in Bogoro that were held for ransom.
Bitrus made this statement on Tuesday, when he was in the villages impacted by kidnapping for ransom and other security issues to ask for help from traditional and religious leaders.
This is because he has repeatedly requested that the local council and traditional rulers work together to combat crime in the region.
I’ve come to sound the alarm about some security flaws at our LGA,” he said. You may recall that a young woman was kidnapped not long ago, and that a substantial ransom was paid to secure her safe return. Awaken and be vigilant, the Chairman urged his colleagues.
He ordered the clan chiefs to provide in a list of non-Bogoro LGA natives currently residing in their territories right now.
“I’m writing to let you know that I want you to make a list of all the non-Bogoro LGA natives who have settled in your region. On this, the 21st day of August 2023, I am writing to notify you that the council has decided to outlaw all types of night grazing.
This is not an attempt to persecute any specific individual(s) or group(s). However, this is necessary to protect our citizens and their possessions.
He made it clear that anyone who was caught grazing at night or posing a security risk would be taken into custody and brought to justice.