Tension in Sokoto as Supreme Court delivers judgement in governorship dispute tomorrow
…Police deploy 1,000 officials
No fewer than 1000 police personnel, including plain clothed officials, have been deployed by the Sokoto Police command across Sokoto ahead of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on the appeal by the Sokoto state governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Sokoto on the 2019 general and rerun .
Ka’oje explained that the command would focus on the Sokoto metropolis and its environs as well as on some strategic locations within their environs.
” We are on a 24-hour red alert and we are on standby , round the clock, 24/7. We will not waiver in our sustained routine and surprise tactics to keep the peace.
” We will leave no stone upturned in keeping the State safe and secure , for all the law abiding residents to conduct their lawful businesses,” the Police boss assured.
He further expressed delight that zero-violence was witnessed during last Friday’s Congregational prayers across the state .
” The massive deployment of our officers and men has by the special grace of God, paid off and we will not relent in our efforts .
” This is to ward off any unpatriotic persons from breaching the peace, as well as the unrepentant criminals ,” the CP, added .
Sokoto had dragged Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) before the Supreme Court over his reelection.