Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has said he would sign death warrant of anyone convicted of murder in the state.
The governor said this in regards to the incessant killings and cases of insecurity in the northern States, stressing that his administration would do everything within its power to secure lives and property of peace loving people of the state.
Bello made this statement after he visited Kaduna where he attended a security meeting along with other northern governors.
He said: “I will sign the death warrant for anyone convicted of murder, I will not even blink an eye as I will sign the death warrant and sleep well.”
“Also anyone caught promoting crisis in the state would be made an example.”
The governor also alleged that some influential people including religious leaders and politicians were behind series of disturbances in the state, saying that the last crisis at Sabon-daga led to the destruction of 30 Gbagyi houses and 20 Fulani huts.
“We pray for this people to repent, if they don’t, we pray God to destroy them because they are our enemy, our collective interest is greater than their individual and selfish interests,” he added.