Inadequate operational vehicles, manpower derails war against bandits, Sokoto Community leaders
Inadequate operational vehicles, manpower derails war against bandits, Sokoto Community leaders.
As CP appeals for support
By Onuminya Ochowechi in Sokoto
The community leaders in Sokoto East Senatorial district have said inadequate operational vehicles and manpower had derailed fight against banditry bedevilling the area.
The community leaders made their feeling known on Tuesday when the new commissioner of police in the state Ali Janga paid a courtesy call to the district heads of Sabon Birni and Isa .
Speaking at Sabon Birni the district head of Ngwar lallle Alhaji Mainasara Saliu explained that the fight against the bandits terrorising the area was hampered by inadequate operational vehicles and manpower .
” At times when there was attacks and you call the the police they will tell you that there are no vehicles for them to use “.
He appealed to the commissioner to deploy more mobile police to the area.
He further disclosed that all security agents in the area should have a synergy if they want to rout out bandits from the area
Alhaji Mainasara added that the bandits attacks in the area have recently reduced to bearest minimer and prayed the commissioner to sustain the tempo .
Speaking at Isa the district head of Isa Alhaji Nasiru Usman Ahmadu thanked the commissioner for the visit and pledged his unalloy support to the force .
Alhaji Nasiru stated that as a traditional ruler he will partner any security agents that is ready to rout out banditry from the area.
Earlier the commissioner of police Ali Janga said though it is not up to a week he assumed duty in Sokoto state stressing that the visit was to assess the reality on ground as Sabon Birni and Isa local governments are operational ground of the bandits.
The CP promised to move squadron of mobile police from Sokoto to the area
He assured the people of the area his commitment to fight crimes and criminallity.
Janga appealed to the people to provide police with intelligence information that would help tracking criminals.
“When you know that somebody is a bandit ,you don’t even need to come to police station to report you can call and police will swing into action”.