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Sultan of Sokoto pledges full support to fight armed banditry

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has pledged an unalloyed support to the Police and other Security Agencies in the fight against armed banditry and other crimes.

According to a statement by the police spokesperson Frank Mba on Wednesday, the Sultan made this pledge on Tuesday at his Palace in Gida Sarkin Musulmi, Sokoto when the Inspector General of police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu paid him a courtesy visit. 

According to the statement, the IGP was in the company of the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alh. Mannir Dan’iya and other top Police Officers and Government functionaries paid him a courtesy visit. 

While promising to use the platform of the Forum of Northern Traditional Rulers to rally support of all the Traditional Rulers from Northern Nigeria to fight armed banditry and other crimes in the region, the Sultan equally aligned himself with the IGP’s policy direction of using the tool of Community Policing and Partnership to combat crime.

The Sultan also urged Nigerians from all walks of life to support the Police in the fight against all manner of crime in the Country. 

Thereafter, the IGP visited the Police Headquarters in the State where he charged the Officers and Men of the Command to up the ante in the fight against armed banditry and other crimes in the State, promising to do everything within his power to provide them with adequate working tools and healthy working environment.


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