Sokoto Government to collaborate with Police on Community Policing

Ismail Umar, Sokoto 

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The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, says that his administration will work closely with the Nigerian Police to ensure the success of community policing.

Governor Tambuwal, who inaugurated the State’s Community Policing Advisory Committee a couple of weeks ago, told a high-powered delegation of President Muhammad Buhari, led by National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno, which came to condole the people and government of the state on the killings by bandits in the South-Eastern part of Sokoto.

In a statement issued by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, in Sokoto, Tambuwal added that his administration would “collaborate with the Inspector General of Police for full implementation and success of community policing.”

He assured the delegation that “we here in Sokoto are ready and fully prepared to give our 100 percent support for this mission to succeed in order to restore normalcy and peace.”

He said there was already synergy among all the security agencies working in Sokoto state.

“They work together and we work together with them. And, the common objective is to re-secure the state, in particular, in the areas where we are having all of these challenges,” the Governor said.

He expressed gratification to President Buhari for dispatching the team to his state and his prompt response when the crisis broke out recently.

The Governor described the visit as a “soothing balm” that will “send some signal to our people that Mr. President has indeed promised, is responding and considering our appeals to him when I visited some weeks back.”

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