By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
RESIDENTS, particularly of the South East extraction in Sokoto have been doused of the seeming tension over fear of reprisal attacks as the Sokoto state Government has urged residents in the state to go about their normal activities without molestation, assuring that measures and arrangements had been put in place to ensure the security of lives and property across the state.
The assurance was contained in a statement issued yesterday evening by Imam Imam, Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, saying that what is happening in other parts of the country, especially the South East will have not negative effects on residents of Sokoto.
However, this is coming against the backdrop of heightened security situation in other parts of the country particularly the South East of Nigeria.
Accoding to the Governor’s spokesman, “Governor Tambuwal has urged for calm. He has met severally with security agencies, religious and traditional rulers. He is also in touch with members of the resident communities.
“In addition, the Governor is in touch with his counterparts in other states to see how they can synergise to ensure that peace is maintained.
“Residents are thereby urged to report any suspicious activities to constituted authorities,” the statement added.
The statement praised the people of Sokoto for being their brothers’ keepers, and urged them to engage in acts that enhance unity, brotherhood and understanding at all times.
“We’re happy to note that so far, business premises, markets, worship centres and public gatherings have continued unhindered. This administration is committed to sustaining our cherished status as the most peaceful State in Nigeria,” it added.