2023: Shun political violence, election malpractice, Yobe monarch warns

2023: Shun political violence, election malpractice, Yobe monarch warns


Wilson Adekumola

The Chairman of the Yobe State Council of Traditional Rulers and Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammadu Ibn Abali Muhammadu Idrissa has cautioned his residents against political violence, thuggery and election malpractice.

The monarch made this known on Monday when he took a sensitization campaign against social vices to some remote communities under his custody.

The Royal Father who went round the communities to preach peace, admonished dwellers to shun all forms of political violence, thuggery, campaign of hatred, election malpractice and other unwanted acts.

The traditional ruler critized the practice of indiscriminate cutting of trees in his kingdom, warning that if not controlled, it can lead to serious environmental degradation, desert encroachment and erosion.

While sensitizing the residents on the forthcoming National Population Census exercise, the Emir encouraged them to fully participate by ensuring that they are counted.

At Boza community, the people in the area lamented the terrible condition of the only Primary School in their community.

They pleaded with the King to present their case to the authorities for the total rehabilitation or construction of a new Primary School to check the out-of-school children syndrome in the community. The community also made a strong case for the provision of boreholes to ease their hardship.

The Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers who had so far toured Kukar Gadu, Daya and Boza; is expected to move to Janga, Ngalda, Fika, Maluri districts as well as other hard-to-reach communities under his territory in the next couple of days.