Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday decried the inflow of unlawful migrants into the state, a improvement he mentioned is threatening the state’s safety.
The governor acknowledged this whereas receiving nationwide executives of the Police Group Relations Committee (PCRC), who paid him a courtesy go to on the Authorities Home, Bauchi.
In response to him, in latest occasions, some folks have come into the state illegally, saying that this has elevated the state’s inhabitants from between three and 4 million it was within the final three years to about seven million.
“The inhabitants of Bauchi State is attending to seven million now. Within the final three years, the inhabitants of the state was inside three to four million.
“You see trailers loaded with folks coming into this state from different locations with none permission. After all, as a Nigerian, one has the liberty of motion and freedom to decide on the place to settle, however it must be achieved legally,” he mentioned.
Governor Mohammed, who was represented by his deputy, Senator Baba Tella, mentioned regardless of the inflow of individuals into the state from neighbouring North-eastern states, Bauchi State stays one of the secured states in Nigeria at the moment.
In response to him, the federal government has been in a position to keep peace within the state via a partnership with the police and safety businesses in addition to voluntary organizations just like the PCRC.
“Regardless of the lean assets and the stress on social amenities, the state has been peaceable as a result of the state authorities has been in a position to information the residents via the muddy waters of the state,” he mentioned.
Governor Mohammed, nevertheless, appealed to members of the PCRC to help the federal government by supplying very important data and recommendation on safety.
“We wish PCRC to help the federal government with recommendation and intelligence gathering as a result of there may be no safety with out intelligence,” the governor mentioned.
In his earlier remarks, the Nationwide Chairman of PCRC, Dr Faruk Abdullahi Maiyama, knowledgeable that PCRC is a nationwide organisation inaugurated in 1984.
The Committee, Maiyama mentioned, is saddled with the duty of fostering cordial relationships among the many police, the group and different safety businesses within the nation.
He additional knowledgeable that the group got here to Bauchi State to carry its nationwide govt assembly and confer on Governor Mohammed the Grand Nationwide Patron of the group.