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Sokoto CP commends policemen, vigilante collaboration

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As part of his effort towards strengthening the existing security strategies for return of peace in the Sokoto State, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, has started an operation tour to the eastern Slsenatorial part of the state.

The tour includes operational visits to Sabon Birni, Goronyo, Rabah and Wurno local governments.

The CP also undertook on-the-spot assessment of Kwanar Maharba, Kai Ka Zaka, Unguwar Lalle and Tsamaye in Sabon Birni axis, being some of the notorious points for bandits ambush/ attacks in recent times.

According to a press statement signed by the command public relations officer, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the tour is to review the existing strategies and reinforce the location with a more operational facilities that can safeguard citizens plying the road.

Sanusi disclosed that during the visit, CP Gumel delivered lecture to police men, visiting PMF personnel and relevant actors of security industry urging them to improve operational activities and work together under one umbrella of restoring peace and security in the general area.

“The CP also commended all community efforts, sacrifices and dedication especially by the traditional institutions and non state actors to the ongoing operation against banditry and other related crimes.

“He, however, interfaced with critical Stakeholders at various communities and assured them of the ongoing effort to tackle insecurity bedeviling the state,” the statement added.

The statement further revealed that the visit also extended to Gandi in Rabah local Governments where Gumel sympathised with the IDPs and presented some supplements to them.

In a related development, the Commissioner of Police, as part of his determination to review crime fighting strategies in the state, launched operation “X-SQUAD” to serve as additional anti violence Quick Reaction striking Force of the Command in all emergencies and to complement the existing tactical units.

The CP assured that the squad will work with native and intelligence community to implement strategy that will rid the state from all forms of criminal activities and keep away criminal elements.

He also explained that the squad is also saddled with the mandate to checkmate unprofessional attitude, brutality and other misconduct among others in-line with best practices policing agenda.

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