The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sokoto State chapter has advised residents of the state against taking the law into their hands.
The association noted that instead of jungle jungle justice, people should support and report suspicions to security agencies.
The council made the call in a communique at the end of its congress on Saturday, jointly signed by Dalhatu Abdullahi and Muhammad Bello, Chairman and Secretary, respectively.
NUJ expressed its gratitude for the state government’s dedication and support in addressing security concerns in the state.
“Nevertheless, we implore both government authorities and citizens to redouble their efforts in combating insecurity, particularly in the eastern region of the state.
“The public is encouraged to maintain their cooperation, appreciation for the endeavors of the security agencies and to abstain from taking matters into their own hands,” it stated.
The congress also called upon the state government to increase the distribution of relief measures, given the prevailing economic challenges.
“The Sokoto State Government should expeditiously utilise its newly launched Inter-State and Intrastate commuter buses to alleviate the effects of fuel subsidy removal on transportation expenses,” it recommended.
The council also praised the government for its initiatives, which encompassed a range of projects, rehabilitation endeavors, and the beautification of roads within Sokoto city during its first 100 days in office.
It appealed for the timely completion of projects inherited by the new administration, with particular emphasis on the Sokoto Central Market, State University’s Teaching Hospital, and Premier Hospitals, all of which were vital for the overall development of the state.