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In Nasarawa Council boss bans night movement of residents

Agulu made this known on Tuesday during the peace and security meeting of the area in Mararaba, Udege.

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Mr Adamu Agulu, the Overseer, Udege Development Area of Nasarawa State has banned the movement of people in the night to check insecurity in the area.

Agulu made this known on Tuesday during the peace and security meeting of the area in Mararaba, Udege.

He said that the restriction of movement from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. had become imperative in order to curtail the activities of men of the underworld.

According to him, this will enable people of the area sleep with their two eyes closed as well as to go about their normal businesses without fear of attack.

“The aim of this security and peace meeting is to brainstorm on ways of ensuring peace in the area and the state at large."

“Because, no nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour, confusion and security challenges."

“It is unfortunate that there are incessant cases of armed robbery attacks, rape, destruction of farm produce, kidnapping and others security challenges in this local government.’’

According to him, this has created fear and panic in our people and affected our lives negatively.

“The security challenges facing our area and some parts of the country is not only affecting our lives, but also affect agricultural production and the socio-economic development of the people and the country negatively.’’

Agulu said that it was in view of this, that the ban was imposed in the area.

He said that from Mararaba, people were allowed to move from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., while 6 a.m. to 10p.m. for people living in the surrounding villages in the interest of peace and National development.

“The incessant robbery attacks in the local government have become a serious concern, not only to the residents of this area, but to the entire Nasarawa State, people no longer sleep with their eyes closed.’’

Angulu said that the council had also put machinery on ground in order to curtail the activities of men of the underworld and other insecurity in the area.

He added that beefing up security in the area would help in curtailing the activities of armed robbers.

According to him, it will also help in checking the influx of criminal elements who may disguise as good people in the area.

He reinstated the council’s determination to continue to initiate more people oriented projects in order to fight poverty, unemployment and youth restiveness in the state for the overall development of the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by representative of the Osu Ajiri, Alhaji Halilu Bala-Usman, district, and village heads of the area, among other stakeholders.

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