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Forum calls for synergy to end banditry and insurgency



Forum calls for synergy to end banditry and insurgency

By Kabir Muhammad

Alhaji Shehu Ishiye, chairman of the board of directors of the Dutsinma Development Forum (DDF), called on Nigerians to support governments at all levels in the fight against banditry, insurgency and other forms of crime.

Ishiye made the call in a statement signed by DDF Secretary Alhaji Maikaita Abdullahi and made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday.

He made the appeal at the forum’s annual conference held in Dutsinma, Dutsinma local government area, Katsina state.

“The unity and peace of this country can only be achieved through individual and collective efforts, particularly in the fight against insecurity and other factors which militate in favor of the economic development of the country.

“We must cooperate with our leaders in the ongoing battle to rid the country of all cases of insecurity such as banditry, kidnappings etc. “

Previously, the newly elected chairman of the forum, Dr Sabiu Liadi, had appreciated all members for their maturity, love and commitment during the election.

Liadi promised to partner with other stakeholders for the benefit of the forum, the local government of Datsinma and Katsina state in general.

“I will extend my hand of friendship to everyone and make sure I have an open door policy,” he said.

The president said the newly elected executives would inaugurate new projects that would touch the lives of people in and around Dutsinma.

Elected officials are Dr Sabiu Liyadi as chairman, Aliyu Ibrahim as vice-chairman; Maikaita Abdullahi as secretary, Bishir Ibrahim as deputy secretary and Hamza Abba Kasim as financial secretary.

The others are Ahamad Saad as treasurer, Adullahi Bature as auditor; Kabir Yari, Welfare Secretary, Bishir Tanbu and Kabir Sada as Publicity Secretary II.

The DDF is a development forum aimed at improving the standard of living of the inhabitants of the region and of the State in general in economic, social and moral terms.

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