Don’t Politicize Security Agencies – Gov. Wamakko Tells FG

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state has cautioned federal government against politicizing the nation’s security agencies.

He spoke in Sokoto on Thursday when he received the new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Salisu Abdullahi recently deployed to the state.

According to Wamakko, “The security agencies have no constituency. They should exhibit patriotism in their work to ensure the safety of lives and properties of Nigerian citizens.”

The governor also called on security agencies in the country to uphold their oaths of office by being diligent and fair to all at all times. “All Nigerians should be treated equally, irrespective of their religious, ethnic or political creeds,” he said adding, “This is crucial especially now that Nigeria is approaching another democratic transition.”

Wamakko promised to continue to assist the agencies in order to complement their efforts in saving lives and properties of all citizens.

The Police commissioner earlier commended Wamakko for his support to the Command and other security agencies. “We will provide level-playing ground for all political parties in the state,” Abdullahi said.

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