A prominent Moslem Leader in Rivers State and chairman Iriebe Yam Zone, Chief Alhaji Yakubu Idris has cautioned Northerners residing in the state against attacks on officials of the state government.
Alhaji Idris was reacting a alleged attacks on some officials of Rivers State Waste Management Authority (RIWAMA) by some waste scavengers and cart pushers suspected to be from the North.
According to the Iriebe Yam Zone chairman, the attack was condemnable and stressed the need for all persons residing in the state to keep the peace and respect constituted authorities.
“You cannot be living in somebody’s place and begin to make trouble with the people. We must obey the laws of the state no matter what”, he declared
Alhaji Idris, who also holds the traditional title of Enyika Nwanne I, of Iriebe acknowledged the cordial relationship existing between the Northern Community and the Iriebe people, expressed commendation to the traditional ruler of Iriebe, Eze Jeremiah Worionwu for his magrmity and love for strangers in the area.
On the security situation in the area, Alhaji Idris said his leadership has been cooperating with the police authorities in the area adding that of crimes, such as kidnapping, robbery and drug abuse prevalent in other areas do not occurs in Iriebe.
“If anybody commits any crime here, we immediately alert the police. We have identity of everyone in this place and if you don’t conform to the rules here, we send you back to where you came from”, the market leader state.
He also cautioned traders in the market to adopt the new waste disposal measures in the market, stating that trades carry out regular clean up of the market and urging the people to ensure proper disposal of their wastes.