By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto
A protesting angry mob in Isa local government area of Sokoto state on Tuesday set ablaze the personal residence of Sokoto Commissioner for Career and Security Matters, Colonel Garba Moyi (rtd).
The angry mob mostly youths also stormed the residence of the District Head of Isa, Sarkin Gobir of Isa, Alhaji Nasiru Ahmed and destroyed vehicles and other items .
The duo have for long been allegedly accused by people of the area for not making serious efforts towards ending the activities of bandits and other criminal gangs in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Sokoto state police command PRO ASP Sanusi Abubakar said reports have reached the command on the incident and that arrests were made.
According to Sanusi , a peaceful gathering was organised by some notable citizens of the area which was intended to discuss way forward over the issue of security.
” It was organised in good faith and resolutions to be forwarded to appropriate quarters for further action when some bad elements took advantage of that and hijacked it for a protest that went violent and caused disorder which led to the unfortunate incident.
” Although, no life was lost but they razed down the residence of the Commissioner and destroyed some vehicles of the District Head”, he further explained.
The PPRO confirmed that the command had arrested the organisers of the gathering and some of those believed to have taken part in the destructions.
He said ” We are still making arrests while investigation is ongoing .”
Sanusi said the state Commissioner of Police Kamaludeen Okunola ordered a full scale investigations and ensure all those involved were arrested accordingly.
Okunola warned against people taking laws into their hands while assuring that the police would not relent at securing the lives and property of citizens.
” We are determined to ensure a crime free Sokoto state with the active cooperation and support of the people in the state with useful information .”