The President of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Kaduna State chapter, Comrade Rayyanu Isyaku Turunku, on Thursday, said, security threat has reduced the moral of the 23 local government workers, as most of them were badly affected
According to him, most local government workers in the state have been affected by the recent kidnapping, demand for ransom and killings.
Speaking during the security meeting, which was organised by a civil society group, ‘Make Kaduna Better Youths Initiative,” Mallam Rayyanu Isyaku Turunku noted that most worrisome trends faced by the local government areas across the state was informants who access information through the locals in the communities, and pass on the information gathered to suspected Gunmen who later unleashed terror on their targets.
“Our major problems are not even the bandits because they usually don’t have information about communities they attack. The people giving information and directing targets to them are our major issues because we live with them and can’t identify them,” Turunku said
He commended security personnel on their roles in tracking the menace and called on them to do more in protecting the lives and properties of the people especially in villagers and other unsecured areas.
He also urged the security agencies to have mutual relationships and understanding with the locals and voluntary security outfits across communities for ease of communication and operations.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Mudassiru Abdullahi, assured the respective traditional institutions and people of various communities of security of lives and properties
The commissioner who was represented by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Sabon Gari Division, CSP Abdullahi Yusuf, promised to deploy more security operatives across the 23 local government area of the state
He called on all the residents in Kaduna and its environs to embrace dialogue as a way of settling issues amicably.