Gyang Bere, Jos
Chairman of Plateau State Council of Chiefs and the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da. Jacob Gyang Buba, has challenged traditional rulers in the state to fight the raising wave of cultism, drug abuse and other forms of criminal activities in their respective communities.
He noted that it is the responsibility of the traditional rulers to bring youths in the state on the path of righteousness by fighting all forms of social vises that constitute security threats in the country.
Da. Buba disclosed this while addressing the Berom Nation on the 2018 Nzem Berom cultural festival, tagged ” Irresistible Land People, Culture and Agricultural Economy”, held in Jos, Plateau State.
“It is the responsibility of the traditional rulers to restore youths in the state on the path of righteousness by fighting all cases of cultism, drug abuse, and other forms of criminality that has the capacity to ruin the lives of the youths.”
He urged the traditional institution to expose anyone who posed a threat to peaceful coexistence in the state, saying Plateau people are known for humility and their accommodative nature and friendly disposition should not been taken for granted, rather should be emulates by all.
The Gbong Gowm said there is no security report to Government or security agencies that the Berom have ever gone out to attack any individual or group of persons anywhere within and outside the state, yet they have quit a number of internally displaced persons among them who are refugees in their own land.
He urged the Federal Government to provide adequate security for farmers in the state as the raining season has commenced in earnest.
Da. Buba said Government should not neglect or equate traditional issues with politics, saying if the traditional institution in the country is recognise and given its place in the constitution of the land, that would reduce if not eliminate security challenges in the country.