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Sokoto assures the people of security

01 August 2012, 15:04

Sokoto - Deputy Governor of Sokoto State Muktari Shagari on Wednesday assured the people of government's readiness  to ensure that peace and order prevailed in the state.

Shagari, who stated this in Sokoto while briefing newsmen, said already the government had mapped out a comprehensive security network to enable the people go about their normal activities.

Shagari said all those who sustained injuries during Monday bomb attack on police stations had received financial aid from  the state government.

"We commiserate with families of the victims and the casualties of the bomb blasts. Government will foot their medical bills as well as give them financial support," he  said.

NAN reports that already normalcy has since returned in the metropolis as people move about their normal activities.

Security personnel have been posted to ministries and other strategic places to conduct stop and check exercises.

Meanwhile, Aliyu Musa, Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, said on Wednesday that adequate security measures had been put in place to ensure peaceful co-existence among the people.

Musa made this known  while speaking with newsmen in his office.

He said the command would do everything possible to sustain the peaceful nature of the state and solicit the support of members of the general public to assist the command with information on suspected characters.

Musa added that community policing would be intensified for maintenance of law and order as well as intelligence gathering for the build up of security in the state.

He called for more working support among the people by coming out with intelligence reports that would assist the police tackle the current security challenges.


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