Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Sokoto state government has handed over four newly constructed and fifteen rehabilitated police stations to the state command of the Nigeria Police Force as part of efforts supporting security agencies to checkmate insecurity in the state and the country.
The Governor according to a press statement made available to journalists in Sokoto also approved the construction of 12 types two police stations as well as the renovation of fifteen others across the 23 local government areas of the state.
The renovation works which was carried out by the state ministry for local government and community development have since been completed.
The renovated police stations are located in Wamakko, Dange-shuni, Silame, and Sabon-birni local governments.
While handing over the projects during an event held at Wamakko the overseer of the ministry and state deputy governor Manir Muhammad Dan Iya, represented by the Director planning Mahe Buhari Madunka affirmed the commitments of the state government in peace across the state.
He called on the Sokoto state Police command to utilize the facilities provided by the state government to achieve the desired objectives.
The state commissioner of police, CP Kamaludeen Kola Akinlola represented by his assistant in charge of administration Nasiru Shatima said the project would boost morale and operational capability of the state police command, in fighting banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and other sundry crimes in the state.
Some of the highlights of the events include the presentation and handing over and taking over of the new stations, the rising of the police flag as well as the inspection of the various sections of the newly constructed police station by the dignitaries.