By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
THE President General NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto and President General ,NSCIA, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has said that only through joint efforts by security agencies and adequate funding will end the security challenges in the country .
The reverted leader and royal father spoke on Saturday when he received the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Saturday in Sokoto.
Abubakar expressed concern over he rising cases of banditry and other security challenges fast threatening the peace and development of the country and it’s citizens noting that it was sad that lives and properties were being lost in multiples.
Recalling the recent attack by bandits in Sokoto communities resulting to the killing of 74 persons in Sabon Birni in Sokoto state along with many others across the nation, the Monarch described the ugly and heinous act as uncalled for, stressing the need for strategic response and efforts against the menace.
” Myself and Governor Aminu Tambuwal had visited the affected places and commiserated with the victims families”, he disclosed .
According to Abubakar ” government response would surely improve citizens hopes and concern over the unfortunate situations.
Responding, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar said his visit to Sokoto along other personnel was to assess the situations with a view to scaling up operations.
Explaining further to the Monarch, Sadiq Abubakar in addition said the visit will also avail them the space to verify the suitable security techniques and other needs to end the security challenges.
According to the COAS , operations against banditry and insurgency were going on in Katsina and other areas adding that they were in Sokoto in continuation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives.
He urged the community members to assist the personnel with useful information on the happenings within the communities.
Meanwhile, the Air Chief held a brief meeting with Governor Aminu Tambuwal behind closed doors along with security personnel who briefed him on the situation where he also inspected facilities at the Sultan Abubakar International Airport Sokoto.