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NA, SSS other security agencies meet over sectarian crisis

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Sokoto – Security agencies in Sokoto State comprising the Nigerian Army, Police, State Security Service (SSS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp, (NSCDC), National Drugs Laws Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Immig-ration and Nigerian Prison Service ( NPS) met yesterday to avert a re-occurrence of sectarian crisis which engulfed
some states in the northern part of the country including Sokoto.

Speaking at the opening session of the meeting, Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad, said that the meeting was convened to guard against what was happening in Bauchi, Yobe, Maiduguri and other states of the North.

“The meeting is intended to intensify our security efforts by embarking on full patrol, intelligence gathering and information sharing,” CP Muhammad said adding, “we will not relent in our individual and collective efforts to ensure security of lives and property in the state.”

By ensuring total commit-ment, the Commissioner ordered that all security outfits in the rural and urban areas of the state must report incidents promptly in order to determine the line of action to take in a given situation.

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