The Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, CP Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, has organised a one day security stakeholders meeting to restrategise on how to bring an end to banditry, kidnapping and other rates of crimes in the State.
Addressing the meeting, Mr Ka’oje said that, the meeting was convened to meet with stakeholders in the areas affected by banditry to find a lasting peace in the State.
He charged farmers and herders to adopt sustainabile measures towards the expansion of the relative peace and security enjoyed in the State.
According to him, police had renewed more commitments to find sustainable peace and security across the twenty three local government areas of the State.
“We are deeply concerned with the raging security challenges across Sokoto and we will be totally committed to urgently redressing the ugly trend, though the rate of crimes has reduced drastically”. The Police Commissioner said.
The CP added that, the recurring security challenges in Sabon Birni, Isa and Rabah local governments where the activites of banditry were seriously affected would soon be history .
Mr Ka’oje further noted that, the concept of community Policing was conceived to invlove the communities in the art of ensuring lasting peace in the State.
The CP urged relevant stakeholders and other security agencies to continue to cooperate with police and the Nigerian Army to bring an end to the menace.
In his remarks on behalf of traditional institutions, the District Head of Gagi, Alhaji Sani Umar, commended the Police for organising the meeting.
Alhaji Umar described the meeting as timely, adding that traditional rulers will continue to educate people of their areas for sustainable peace and security in the State.
He thanked the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri, Tambuwal and Police Commissioner for their efforts in convening the peace and security meeting in the State.
He explained that sokoto had been known for its peaceful coexistence and tolerance until in recent time when insecurity crept in to some areas.
The District Head urged all parties to come together and embrace peace, just as he recommended a truce and reconciliation peace committee,” opining,” blame game is not the answer, all must come together for peace.”
Also in his remarks, the Chairman All local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Sokoto Chapter and Sole Administrator of Sokoto North, Mr Aminu Ibrahim, who spoke on behalf of 23 local government applauded the efforts of security agencies for finding lasting peace in the eastern part of the State.
Mr Ibrahim reiterates their commitments towards ensuring communities continue to provide meaningful information to support securities in carrying out their constitutional responsibilities for sustainable peace and security.
The ALGON Chairman assured the Police Commissioner that they will continue to play their role as leaders and offer useful advice to securities which will help them to serve and protect lives and property of people efficiently.
The meeting was attended by Sokoto State Police Command Management Team, Area Commanders and DPOs in the state, Local Government Sole Administrators, Traditional Rulers, Representatives of Miyyetti Allah, Farmers Association and Vigilante group among others.
Source: Voice of Nigeria