Tambuwal Raises Alarm Over Influx Of Criminals Into Sokoto
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has expressed concern over the likely influx of cattle rustlers and armed bandits, who are being dislodged by the Army from neighbouring Zamfara and Kebbi States.
The Governor said this on Wednesday when he received the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 10, Yakubu Usman and the newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Muhammed.
He charged the police chiefs to increase their surveillance activities in the state, concentrating more on border Local Government Areas of the state.
“As you are aware, the massive operation embarked upon by the Nigerian Army in our neighbouring states is achieving success. Many of those bandits have been killed in action or arrested, but many ran away, and we suspect that their first port of call would be neighbouring towns and villages in the conflict areas,” he said.
“We appeal to you and other sister security agencies to double surveillance in such areas and ensure that lives and property are adequately protected. Sokoto is one of the most peaceful states, if not the most peaceful in the country.
“So we encourage you to sustain that peace for the benefit of the people,” he added.
Tambuwal promised the AIG that the three states which make up Zone 10 will support him, adding that the states had also resolved to support the Federal Government’s efforts in enhancing security and tackling corruption in the country.
“Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States are fully behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s drive to rid our country of insecurity and corruption. We will work together to ensure your success in this Zone,” he said.