Police Mobilise 5,000 Personnel For President's Visit

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The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto, Alhaji Aliyu Musa, said on Monday that about 5,000 police personnel had been mobilised to provide security during President Goodluck Jonathan official visit to the state on Tuesday.

Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Sokoto that security measures had been taken to provide adequate security in the state.

He said that all the assistant commissioners of police had been assigned to each of the identified routes Mr President was expected to follow.

He added that officers had been briefed on security modalities they were expected to adopt during and after the visit.

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Musa called on the people to demonstrate the love they were known for by cooperating with the security agencies.

He said the command would put in place sensitive security measures that would sustain the peaceful nature the state was known for.

“All we expect from members of the general public is intelligence reports that will help us strategise our mode of operation in task of building a safe society, “ he said.

He called on the officers and men of the command to continue to put in their best as hard working ones would always be rewarded while the indolent ones ways be sanctioned.