By Muhammad Nasir Bashir
#TrackNigeria: The Jigawa Police Command has assured of adequate security during the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Mr Bala Sanchi, the Commissioner of Police (CP), gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Dutse.
The commissioner said the command had taken proactive measures to ensure hitch-free and peaceful campaign rally by the president.
Sanchi said the personnel of the command had been mobilised, while re-enforcement was being expected from Kano and Katsina commands.
“I want to assure that we’ve done everything we can do to ensure a successful and hitch free campaign by the president,” he said.
The commissioner advised politicians and their supporters in the state to conduct themselves in orderly manner during and after the campaign.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the members of the public, residents of Jigawa in particular, that we are people of the same community.
“Some of the fights we had are between brothers, between friends or between in-laws,“he said.
He appealed to the people to shield their swords so that elections in the state would be free and fair.
“You can’t rule a state where there are no people. So it is important that politicians practise the game according to the rule,“he said.
He enjoined the general public to cooperate with all security personnel to ensure a peaceful campaign during the president`s visit.
Sanchi urged residents to report any suspicious activity to the nearest security formation for prompt action.
In a related development, the a vigilance group in the state said it had mobilised 500 personnel to partner with other security agencies in providing adequate security throughout the visit.
The Commandant of the group, Alhaji Umar Salihu, told newsmen that his men would also assist in crowd and traffic control during the period. (NAN)