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Sokoto police head insists police neutral amid violence

20 January 2015, 21:32

Lagos - The Sokoto Police Command denied accusations the Inspector General of Police broke the peace accord signed between President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidates of the upcoming elections.

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Dr Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, is said to have made the allegations in media this past weekend.

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'The Sokoto Police Command wishes to put on record that, all the accusations made by the Governor of Sokoto State are unfounded," police said in a statement signed by Shu'aibu, Sokoto State Commissioner of Police.

He said it was on record that both All Progressives Congress and ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) had  made counter accusations of attacking each other at different parts of the state, and police have always lived up to its mandate and ensured that arrests of culprits from both sides.

"It is also untrue to allege that, the police arrests the opposition on trumped up charges. In all cases of arrests, there were complainants and
victims of brutality, which make it easy for the police to treat such cases with dispatch," said Shu'aibu.

He said the IGP, Suleiman Abba, never interfered with the discharge of his duties as Commissioner of Police for Sokoto Command. "It is therefore strange that, his Excellency would make such an unfounded statement concerning 'breaking of peace accord'."

- CAJ News


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