Operation Puff Adder: Sultan of Sokoto Pledges to Support IGP
From Jonas Ike, Abuja.
Efforts by the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu towards galvanizing broad-based support in the fight against armed banditry and other crimes in the country received a comprehensive boost with the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III CFR pledging an unalloyed support to the Police and other security agencies.
The Sultan made this pledge at his Palace on Tuesday in Gida Sarkin Musulmi, Sokoto when the IGP, in the company of the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alh. Mannir Dan’iya and other top Police officers and government functionaries paid him a courtesy visit.
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.
Thereafter, the IGP visited the Police headquarters in the state where he charged the officers and men of the command to up the ante in the fight against armed banditry and other crimes in the State, promising to do everything within his power to provide them with adequate working tools and healthy working environment.