September 27, 2021

Plateau Traditional Ruler Draws Battle Line with Criminals

The paramount ruler of Kwo Chiefdom in Kwande, Quan’pan local government area of Plateau State, Miskoom Atahiru Sule Longtoe 1, has assured that he has taken drastic measures against criminal elements in his domain.

The traditional ruler was speaking when he hosted the Executive Director of Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Dr. Patrick Dakum who paid him homage in his palace at Kwande, in Quan’pan LGA of Plateau State.

While appreciating Dr. Dakum whom he described as an old time acquaintance, he assured him of safety in his area and also affirmed the accommodating nature of his subjects which according to him is evident in the present peaceful coexistence among the diverse ethnic groups in the area.

“I’m assuring you that by the grace of God, you can move freely without fear as we have taken measures on security which is yielding positive results in and around our area” the Long Kwo said.

The retired Army Col. Miskoom Atahiru, appreciated Dr. Dakum for giving opportunity to many sons and daughters of his locality to work with him in various levels and gave him royal blessings to succeed with his good desires.

Earlier, Dr. Patrick Dakum who had tendered an apology to the traditional ruler for not making it during his coronation due to tight schedules, informed him that the visit was to felicitate with him, pray for him and to seek his royal blessings.

Describing traditional stools as sacred, Dr. Dakum opined that the occupants of traditional stools are God’s representative hence, the need for people to pay absolute loyalty as the Bible urged us to respect constituted authority.

He pledge to continue praying for all traditional rulers in the state for wisdom to rule well like King Solomon and called on all citizens, regardless of their ethnicity to support those God has bestowed with that responsibility to foster peace and unity for development to strive.

The IHVN boss, commended the grace upon the Plateau State governor Simon Lalong and the wisdom in settling the many age long traditional institution tussle in the state and restoring peace to the Chiefdoms. He prayed for the governor to succeed in settling the remaining vacant traditional seats in other Chiefdoms.

It would be recalled that the traditional stool of Long Kwo was restored recently by the governor’s intervention, following the selection by kingmakers of the Chiefdom after 33 years without a substantive traditional ruler.

Dr. Patrick Dakum also paid a similar visit to the Long Jan of Namu Chiefdom, Engineer Safiyanu Allahnanan all in Quan’pan LGA where they both stressed the importance of peace as a panacea for development.

Dr. Patrick Dakum, Long Kwo and other members members of his entourage during the visit