News - North West - Sokoto Updated: June 07, 2023

Sokoto Government Happy About Army's Resolve To Tackle Banditry

By A'isha Ahmad
June 07, 2023
General Officer Commanding the Division, Major General Godwin Mutkut, and Governor Ahmed Aliyu

Sokoto State Governor, Ahmad Aliyu says he is pleased with 8 Division of the Nigeria Army for its resolve to end banditry in the state.

Aliyu gave the commendation when the General Officer Commanding the Division, Major General Godwin Mutkut, paid him a courtesy visit.

He assured of his administration’s desire to tackle insecurity and end crime and criminality in the state.

“We are giving priority to ensuring a safe environment. Addressing security challenges has remained on top of our administration’s nine-point agenda.

“Our target as a government is to ensure that citizens sleep with their two eyes close and continue to live and relate peacefully with one another,’’ the governor said.


He also expressed appreciation for the army in ensuring a secure environment during the 2023 general elections and beyond.

The Governor assured of his administration’s support for security agencies in Sokoto state.

Earlier, the GOC condoled with the governor over recent attacks at Tangaza and Gwadabawa Local Government Areas of the state that lead to the death of innocent residents.

Mutkut assured of the army’s dedication and commitment to work with the new administration in the state to end banditry.


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