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New CP Assumes Office In Sokoto , Pledges To Collaborate With Stakeholders, Sister Agencies To Curb Insecurity


New CP Assumes Office In Sokoto , Pledges To Collaborate With Stakeholders, Sister Agencies To Curb Insecurity

By Onuminya Ochowechi In Sokoto

The new Commissioner of police (CP) , Sokoto State command , Muhammad Usaini Gumel on Monday assumed office with assurance of deploying a proactive operational model to police the state .

Addressing newsmen and stakeholders at police officer’s mess, Sokoto Gumel reiterated the need to have a healthy working synergy with sister security agencies as well as strategic stakeholders in the state.

Gumel who took over from Kamaldeen kola Okunlola now Assistant Inspector General  (AIG) Zone 6 , Calabar,  warned that police under his leadership would neither condone indolence from any personnel nor tolerate any act of corruption in whatever form.

He stressed that security is a team work and citizen- based , He assured that the state police command would continue to collaborate with other sister agencies, traditional rulers and state government to effectively police the state.

He disclosed that the command would not go out of the agenda set by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) , Alkali Baba , insisting that “All we will do is to ensure that the focus is not lost . Our determination is to ensure that police carry out its responsibilities in the state.

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He told the people of the state to cooperate with the police saying security is everybody’s business.

He further explained that he is aware of the banditry and terrorism activities in the state in resulting in the outright killing of innocent  people creating an overwhelming fear to the entire population among others.

” Iam aware that  this unimaginable situation has become a disturbing occurrence in the country and unfortunately our dear state being among the most hit he said.

He urged the officer and men from all ranks of the police force to remain resolute in the face of these challenges saying they will soon see the end of it.

He noted that the cost of policing and military actions against terrorism have imposed yet another burden to the government and security agencies.

“The scarce resources that could have been spent on improving the standard of living of the people and ending poverty alleviation are today painfully used for fighting terrorism and addressing related violent crimes he stated.

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