Gombe state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has called on the residents in the state to remain focused even as he urged them to be security-conscious, by reporting any suspicious movement in their vicinity.
The governor made the call on Tuesday in Gombe, during the swearing-in of Special Adviser, Permanent Secretaries and Chairman of Nafada local government held at the new Banquet Hall, Government House, Gombe.
He said there is need for residents in the state to be security-conscious, following the insecurity challenges facing the North- East zone, which according to him will help in fighting against terrorism in the country.
He said due to security challenges in the zone, there is influx of people across the North- East that migrated to Gombe to enable them sustain the relative peace that the state have been enjoying, and called on the public not to take law into their hands, by witch-hunting any person and rather, report any suspicious movement to the security agents.
While swearing-in the new Special Adviser, Permanent Secretaries and Nafada local government Chairman, the governor urged them to be dedicated in their official assignment and commiserated with the people of Nafada and Gombe over the loss of the late chairman of Nafada local government, Alhaji Umar Abubakar El-Nafaty, who died recently in Abuja while receiving medical treatment, noting that the deceased contributed immensely to the development of the local government area and the state.
He therefore called on the people in the area to live in peace with one another despite their political inclination or religious background and enjoined the security agencies to put more effort in their duties, in order to protect the lives and property of the citizens.
Speaking further, the governor also called on the new chairman of
Nafada local government area, Alhaji Umar Babagana Abubakar, to emulate the good leadership of his predecessor, even as he urged the newly appointed chairman to work closely with his officials, to enable him move the local government forward.