IGP, Sultan of Sokoto devise strategy to curtail armed banditry

By olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III CFR, mni has pledged an unalloyed support to the Police and other Security Agencies on the fight against bandits.

The Sultan made this pledge at his Palace in Gida Sarkin Musulmi, Sokoto when the Acting Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu visited him.

The Force Police Relations Officer, Fran Mba told The Nigerian Voice that the visit was part of the efforts of the IGP tailored towards galvanizing broad-based support in the fight against armed banditry and other crimes in the country.

Mba described the pledge of support by the Sultan as a comprehensive boost to the fight against the bandits.

The IGP visited the Sultan in company of the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Mannir Dan’iya and top government functionaries in the state.

While promising to use the platform of the Forum of Northern Traditional Rulers to rally support of all the Traditional Rulers from Northern Nigeria to fight armed banditry and other crimes in the region, the Sultan equally aligned himself with the IGP’s policy direction of using the tool of Community Policing and Partnership to combat crime.

The Sultan also urged Nigerians from all walks of life to support the Police in the fight against all manner of crime in the Country.