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Sokoto governor: Nigerian Army needs more personnel, equipment

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that more equipment, personnel and joint decisive steps needed to be taken by the security forces to roll back the current deplorable security situation in the country.

Governor Tambuwal made this observation when he received the new General Commanding Officer (GOC) 8th Division of the Nigerian Army in Sokoto, Major General Uwem Bassey.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, Governor Tambuwal urged the Chief of Army Staff to come to the rescue of Sokoto State, which he said needed urgent intervention as bandits’ attacks are becoming alarming in the state.

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Assuring the new GOC of his administration’s sustained and improved collaboration with him and the other security agencies in the state, the governor stated that plans are already underway by the state government, which held a stakeholders meeting on insecurity a day before to tackle the problem.

In his remarks, Gen. Bassey said the support of every citizen of the state was required in order to maintain peace in the state and commended Governor Tambuwal for convening the security summit held with all stakeholders in the state.

He assured that the Nigerian Army is going to do its work effectively and professionally to enable the people of the Eastern zone of the state plagued by bandits’ attacks to go about their normal businesses without let or hindrance.

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