Nigerian Army Vows to Contain Security Challenges in Sokoto

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The Nigerian Army has assured the people of Sokoto State that it won’t leave any stone unturned in bringing to book all criminals, including arsonists and marauders that were involved in the attacks in Gwadabawa and Tangaza Local Government Area of the state, where more than 50 persons were killed.

The General Officer Commanding 8 Division (GOC) Sokoto, Maj Gen Godwin Michael Mutkut, stated this yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Dr. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto.

He said the Nigerian army had resolved to end insecurity in the state within the shortest possible time.

Mutkut vowed that the dastardly act that happened in Gwadabawa and Tangaza would never repeat itself again.

He said: “We have put all machinery in place to apprehend those behind the dastardly act in Gwadabawa and Tangaza.”

Mutkut assured residents of the state of the army’s renewed commitment to end the activities of bandits in the state.

The GOC, who is also the commander of the Joint Task Force in the Northwest, codenamed Operation Hadarin Daji, further stated that the army is ready to bring all criminals to book, especially those who are bent in terrorising the region.

According to him, “We will leave no stone unturned in bringing to book all criminals, including arsonists, marauders and others operating  in the region.”

Responding, the state Governor, Sokoto, thanked the GOC for the visit.

He also assured the troops of the necessary support that would be required to rid the state of criminals, adding that security is one of the nine cardinal agenda of his administration.

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