The Hausa-Fulani community in Edo State, led by the Sarkin Fulani, Alhaji Muhammed Sossa, has commenced the biometric verification of its members in the state, to fish out cattle rustlers and other criminals.
Sossa, who who made the disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, at the Government House, in Benin, the state capital, said his group has been having meetings with security agencies in the state, to ensure the Obaseki-led administration enjoys
peace to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
“We have started the biometric verication of people in our communities to ascertain genuine businessmen and women in the state. The process will help us fish out bad elements,” the Sarkin Fulani said.
In his remarks, Obaseki said his administration will continue to collaborate with the Hausa-Fulani community in the state, to maintain peace and ensure people are living harmoniously with one another.
He commended the Sarkin Fulani for providing leadership among the Hausa-Fulani community in the state, especially during trying times.
“We need to sustain and build on the existing relationship, to maintain the peace through information gathering and management.
“We have set up committees at different local government areas to support the fight against crime.
We need to have a meeting to review the activities of these committees in all the local government areas.
In reviewing their activities, your contributions will be needed,” the governor said.
He said it was in the interest of the government to give the Sarkin Fulani all the support, to help fish out the bad elements in the state.
“We will continue to collaborate with you to enjoy peace in the state,” Obaseki said.