The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has vowed not to allow the state to be turned into a sanctuary for criminals.
Mohammed spoke while inaugurating a 21-member Administrative Committee of Inquiry into land dispute between herders and farmers at the Government House, Bauchi.
Recall that nine people were killed following a crisis in Zadawa ward, in the Misau Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
The crisis had led to the suspension of the Emir of Misau, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman, the District Head of Chiromah, Ahmadun Ahmadu, the Misau LGA Caretaker Chairman, Yar Gwaram, his deputy, Baidu Kafin-Misau and the council Secretary, Usman Abdu.
Mohammed observed that discrepancies in land allocation and usurpation of passage on land for the Fulani herdsmen had been the monster bedeviling Nigerians’ common heritage and existence.
Speaking to the committee members, he said: “We must not allow our state to be a sanctuary for criminality, we know what is happening in other places like Zamfara and Katsina states and such unwholesome attitudes by the authorities, traditional institutions and even public servants and politicians are behind all these.
“Any person or group found to be involved in causing such type of clash will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.”