Vig­i­lante groups to comb Sokoto for­est for crim­i­nals

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Rakiya A. Muham­mad, Sokoto

Sokoto State Gover­nor Aliyu Wa­makko has called on district heads to mo­bi­lize vig­i­lante groups to comb bushes for crim­i­nals hide­outs.

He made the call while con­dol­ing with the people of Rabah Lo­cal Govern­ment Area over the death of the coun­cil’s cashier, who was killed by un­known gun­men.

He urged district heads in Isa Rabah,Goronyo ar­eas to form spe­cial vig­i­lante groups to pa­trol the Da­jin Gun­dumi for­est, which is said to be har­bour­ing crim­i­nals.

Wa­makko said the search was nec­es­sary as re­port has shown that there are sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­i­ties go­ing on in the for­est.

He said it was ex­pe­di­ent for tra­di­tional lead­ers to work to­gether and check crime in their do­mains.

The gover­nor also stressed the need for people of the state to be more se­cu­rity con­scious and to re­port vig­i­lant any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity or move­ment for nec­es­sary ac­tion.

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