The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10 Headquarters, Sokoto, AIG Bello Dalijan, has reassured residents in Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara states that efforts to prevent crime and improve public safety will continue during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
In compliance with the Inspector-General of Police’s order, Dalijan has instructed the commissioners of police and tactical commanders in the zone to strengthen security during the holiday season and beyond to prevent any incidents.
The AIG urged and advised that supervisory CPs in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states with their respective area commanders should ensure adequate deployment of officers and assets to prevent crimes as well as build confidence in the citizens.
The police boss charged officers to engage in critical assessment of threat prone areas, thorough stop and search, raids on black spots and other anti-crime strategies capable of sustaining peace and public safety in the zone. The AIG further warned that personnel deployed must be professional and mindful of the fundamental human rights of the citizens, and discharge their responsibilities with all sense of decorum and alertness.
AIG Dalijan also used the opportunity to advise politicians within the zone to play according to the rules and ensure peaceful electioneering campaigns while also admonishing parents not to allow their children to be used as political thugs in the forthcoming elections. He assured the general public that the Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of the IGP had put all security mechanisms in place to ensure peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election.
The AIG Zone 10, while congratulating the Christian faithful in the zone and the country in general, enjoined them to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season while remaining security conscious. He equally urged them to report all suspicious individuals, movements, or activities to the police for prompt intervention as he admonished them to cooperate with men of the Police and other sister security agencies deployed to duty at strategic places for the Christmas/New Year celebrations across the zone.”