The Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers has decried the heightened insecurity in Nigeria, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory, and demanded for urgent intensified military action to end the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country.
This was the crux of the communique issued at the end of the monthly meeting of the traditional rulers from across the three Senatorial districts in the state held in Asaba.
The four-point communiqué also challenged all stakeholders in the security sector to brace up to their roles and ensure the security of lives and property of Nigerians as they prepare for the 2023 general elections.
The traditional rulers reiterated the need for the overhaul of the security architecture to give a more biting effect against insurgency in the country and restore normalcy in the land.
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The First Vice Chairman of the Council and Pere of Akugbene Mien, Luke Kalanama VIII, who presided over the meeting said the monarchs were concerned by the deteriorating insecurity occasioned by unending deadly attacks and treats of attack by the insurgents.
Flanked by the second Vice Chairman and Obi of Ubulu uno, Agbogidi Henry Kikachukwu 1 and the immediate Past chairman of the Council, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, Kalanama VIII said the monarchs were worried by the recent cult related killing of three policemen in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State and called on the police to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.
In his contribution, the immediate past Chairman of the Council and Obi of Owa, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor II, spoke extensively on the current spate of insecurity in the land and tasked traditional rulers and their subjects to be vigilant always to forestall any breakdown of law and order in their domains.