Traditional rulers in Bakassi and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas of C/River have pledged collaboration with the security agencies to ensure safety of lives and properties in their domain.
They made the pledged on Thursday in Calabar during an emergency to address the challenges of insecurity in the two council areas.
The meeting came on the hill of the recent abduction of a students of the Arthur Javis University in Akpabuyo.
The Chairman of State’s traditional rulers council, Dr Etim Edet, who spoke on the essence of the emergency meeting, said all will be done to protect investments in the domain.
He particularly said that the traditional rulers regretted the security bridge in the University that have been of benefit to the people of the area.
He said that it was runanimously resolved that they will to take back their communities by fishing out bad eggs who are mere “intruders.”
According to him, “We must take back our communities, local government and University. The University is freely training many of our children and will also train those unborn.
“Henceforth, there would be submission of monthly reports of all activities from each village head to the Paramount ruler. All traditional rulers must be domiciled in their council areas
“All residents of both local governments must be known by village heads. All village heads will be held responsible for any act capable of disrupting the peace of their community.”
They appealed to the founder of of University, Sir Arthur Archibong, the staff and students of the institution, to remain strong as they will henceforth be protected.