Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has advocated the redeployment of lower ranking police officers to their states of origin to boost community policing and reduce crimes.
According to the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, such re-deployment will not only strengthen community policing but makes it possible for police-community relations to thrive as the locals are likely to trust an arrangement that involves their sons and daughters.
Further, he said move will not only boost community relations, it will also help in reducing crimes in the society.
Speaking when he received the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 10, Tambari Muhammad Yabo, at the Government House in Sokoto, Tambuwal said the officers will use their familiarity with the norms and values of their states to tackle criminal activities.
He said the state government has enjoyed a cordial relationship with the police and expressed confidence the gesture will continue.
Tambuwal said efforts are on course to revive the state internal security outfit, known as ‘Operation Mesa’, to complement the efforts of other security agencies serving in Sokoto state.
In his remarks, AIG Yabo said the zone has embarked on sensitisation tour to educate officers on the new direction the force is heading to ensure success of its operations.

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