Traditional Rulers in Delta North under the aegis of Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum have thrown their weight behind South-South Governors in their bid to tackle insecurity in the region.
Rising from a joint meeting between the Traditional Rulers and Security agencies at Owa Oyibu, Ika North East, the monarchs gave the South-South governors a pat on the back for initiating an enduring solution to security problems bedeviling the region.
The Chairman of the Forum and Obi of Owa Kingdom, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11 who read the seven-point communiqué described the decision to float a regional security outfit as one of the best decisions taken by the Governors in recent times.
The Royal Fathers called for the unification of all security/vigilante groups in the nine local government areas in Delta North. While prevailing on the state Commissioner of Police to strengthen the security outfits through the provision of security materials to enable them optimally assist the police in crime detection and prevention, the royal fathers urged relevant government agencies to embark on the registration of all motor cycles and tri cycles operating in Delta North insisting that their time of Operation should be regulated to curb their excesses.
They suggested that all motor cycle and tri cycle Operators should be made to wear operational tags that must tally with the registration numbers of their motor cycles and tricycles for easy identification in the event of their involvement in crime related issues
The Monarchs also called for increased public support for vigilante groups and hailed the cooperation among Traditional Rulers in the district pointing out that their resolve to continue to speak with one voice on issues of common interest was not negotiable.
The meeting was attended by the Commander 63 Army Brigade Headquarters, Asaba represented by the platoon commander 181 Amphibious Battalion, Agbor, Lt Col. Mairiga, Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr Hafiz Inuwa and other Heads of Security agencies in the State.