Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has called for synergy between traditional rulers and security agencies to ensure effective security of the state.
Mr. Al-Makura made the call when he received the resolution of the emergency meeting of the state council of chiefs led by the Emir of Nasarawa, Hassan Ahmed, at government house Lafia.
Mr. Al-Makura said that the synergy would ensure effective policing of the communities and reduce the security challenges recently faced by the state.
He said government was ever ready to partner with all agencies to safeguard the lives and properties of its citizenry.
He explained that such collaboration would fast track development and creates avenues for positive development and peaceful coexistence.
He disclosed that efforts were being made to track those behind the renewed crisis in the state to serve as deterrent to others.
He added that the state government had set up a contact committee where people with security challenges would report such matters.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, Hassan Ahmed, Emir of Nasarawa, who represented Emir of Lafia, Isah Mustapha Agwai I, called on the people of the state to live in peace.
He also thanked the state government for identifying with them.