The unfortunate abduction of the Pankwal Bogghom, HRH Shehu Suleiman, by daredevil kidnappers at his residence in Namaran in the early hours of Monday 20th April, 2020 was despicable and condemnable in all ramifications.
The octogenarian second class monarch of the Bogghom Chiefdom in Kanam Local Government Area is an epitome of peace and tranquility who personifies the unity that characterizes the peaceful coexistence among the various clans that sum up the Bogghom Chiefdom.
HRH Shehu Suleiman is a dependable member of the Kanam Emirate Council whose landmark contributions to the development of the entire local government cannot be ignored.
It is against the backdrop of the good deeds and significant importance of the royal father that his abductors will meet their waterloo sooner than later, because the prayers of his faithful subjects and well wishers alike will not go unanswered.
As we prayer for the immediate and unconditional release of the royal father and some family members of the District Head of Bashar, who were also abducted over the weekend, I urge the security apparatus not to rest on their oars until the abductors are apprehended and brought to book for their dastardly act.
This has also exposed the porous security condition under which our royal fathers operate, and the need for the authorities concerned to beef up security around our royalties, who have become preys for kidnappers in recent times.
All hands must be on deck to ensure that security of every Nigerian is guaranteed from men of the underworld, when every citizen becomes security conscious and report suspicious movements around our environment.
Once again, I pray for the immediate release of the royal father and all other captors languishing in abductors den everywhere in the country.
Rt Hon. Yusuf Gagdi
(Dan Malikin Kanam and Dan Majen Jahr)
Member Representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency and the Chairman House Committee on Navy.