Emir of Suleja, Malam Muhammadu Awwal Ibrahim, has said the growing number of bandits’ informants is worrisome.
The monarch disclosed at the one-day roundtable on insecurity in Nigeria organised by the 21st Century Chronicle in Abuja.
He expressed worry at what he termed the growing army of informants who reveal information to bandits.
He also said some of the contents on social media are sources of serious concern in view of the negative things being published.
The Emir recalled that in those early days, the traditional institution had a way of knowing the kind of people who come to the community and engaged in information gathering which they analyse.
“We contribute to the security of the nation, because the government would call upon us to see to the possibility of restoring the lost glory
The emir Isaid with that strategy, the traditional rulers could maintain security within their domain.
He said the royal fathers are only playing an advisory role, but he pledged to offer whatever assistance required in the effort at ensuring security of the community and the people.
The emir said the media has to show responsibility on how to air their stories. ”
“We have to find a way of airing stories instead of e making things more difficult for us in trying to trace criminals.
He said currption was also endemic in the country. “I hope this conference will find a way of ending it.”
He commended the 21st Century Chronicle for organising the round table with the theme “Going for Broke: Fighting Insecurity in Nigeria.”