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New Year:  Collective action, support to security agencies, panacea to insecurity -Gov. Aliyu Sokoto

By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto

Governor Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto has identified collective action and support to security agencies as fundamental drivers and panacea to security challenges bedevelling the country.

The governor said it was the only sure and best ways to end the menace fast threatening national development.

Aliyu Sokoto pointed out in his new year message to the people of Sokoto State and Nigerians.

He observed that during the year under review, Nigeria witnessed series of challenges ,especially in the area of security causing serious setback in the nation’s quest for a strong and vibrant economy.

The Governor decried that bandits’ attacks were so rampant in many parts of Sokoto State, leaving many people either killed, displaced or abducted.

Dr Aliyu who further expressed worries while noting that banditry was plaguing the northern states said the menace required urgent and practical attention for solution from the three tires of government.

” This is a source of great concern which needs the attention of government at all levels “, he stressed.

Contained in a release Monday morning by his Press Secretary, Abubakar Bawa, the governor while reflecting on his 7 month old government said it has recorded tremendous feat in the fight against banditry and other forms of criminality in the state.

” So far, over 100 kidnapped victims have been successfully rescued by the military as a result of the sustained support and encouragement they enjoy from the state government.

“We have recently procured and distributed over 70 patrol vehicles to our security personnel with a view to making them adequately equipped to discharge their constitutional duty.

“I have also signed the bill for the establishment of the Sokoto State Community Guard Corps in order to complement the efforts of our conventional Security outfits in ridding the state of banditry and other forms of criminalities,” Aliyu averred.

The Governor further restated his administration’s resolve to end banditry, appealing for support from the well meaning citizens in the state.

He expressed hope that, year 2024 will by the grace of God be the end of security challenges confronting the nation, and called for support from the citizenry.

Dr Aliyu, while wishing Nigerians a prosperous new year, called for fervent prayers for the leaders and the country at large.

 

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