The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has been told that Jigawa State is currently the most peaceful state in the country.
Naija News reports that the Emir of Dutse, HRH Nuhu Sanusi said this on Monday when he was paid a courtesy visit by the Minister.
The traditional ruler while conversing with the minister said in spite of being surrounded by insecurity ravaged states, there are no issues of bandits, Boko Haram and criminal groups in Jigawa.
Sanusi insists that the state remained the most peaceful in the country because of inclusive governance.
He said: “Jigawa is the most peaceful state in the country.
“We do not have the problem of bandits, Boko Haram insurgents and other dissident groups because our local communities are well taken care of.
“The traditional institution is supported by the state government in making people aware of the need for peaceful co-existence. We have in the palace a whole department dedicated to conflict resolutions and one of the district heads is in charge of the department.
“We treat between 3,000 to 4,000 cases of dispute in a month and this has helped to drastically reduce the need for people to go to court,” he said.
The Emir further noted that the state government, under the leadership of Gov. Badaru Abubakar, was supporting peasant farmers who constituted the larger population of the state.
He called on other state governors particularly in the North East and North Central to take a cue from Jigawa to rid the country of violent crimes.
Naija News recalls that six months ago, a police officer who was trying to rescue hostages in Bosuwa village in Maigatari Local Government Area of Jigawa State was shot dead by kidnappers.
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