AIG orders removal of police check points in Sokoto

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SOKOTO – The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 10, Alhaji Bala Hassan, has ordered the immediate removal of all police check points in Sokoto State.

The AIG gave the directive when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Sokoto State .

Hassan said: “The road blocks are properly organised and can cause road crashes especially when the personnel manning the place are on duty.

“So, our duty is to sure the of our people is guaranteed and taken into consideration.”

Hassan also directed the production of telephone directory by each state command in the zone, containing the numbers of the AIG, Commissioners of Police and Divisional Police .

The states under zone 10 comprise of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

“These pamphlets are to be distributed to the people in the states to enable them have direct contact the and to control the level of criminal activities in the zone.”

Hassan added the zonal command intended to purchase vehicles to aid the in patrol duties.

The police chief said the police high command would continue to motivate its officers and men by giving priority to welfare and promotion.

He however warned police personnel in the zone against extortion and acts of indiscipline.

In response, the in the state, Alhaji Shuaibu Gambo, assured the AIG that, the officers and men of the command were always ready to perform duties diligently. (NAN