IGP Did Not Break Any Peace Accord

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It has come to the attention of the Sokoto State Police Command, comments attributed to the Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji (Dr) Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko in the Sunday Sun Newspaper of 18/01/2015, to the effect that, the ‘IGP broke the peace accord’ signed between the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari [Rtd] both Presidential candidates of their respective political parties in the forth-coming elections.
The Sokoto Police Command wishes to put on record that, all the accusations made by the Governor of Sokoto State are unfounded. It is on record that both political parties have been accused of attacking each other at different parts of the State and the Police have always lived up to its mandate and ensured that arrests of both sides are promptly carried out and suspects charged to court as the case may be.
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It is also untrue to allege that, the Police arrests the opposition on trumped up charges. In all cases of arrests, there were complainants and victims of brutality, which make it easy for the Police to treat such cases with dispatch.
Both parties are guilty of allowing their supporters to attack each other’s offices and in all occasion, Police have promptly arrested the culprits and charged them to court.   
In the most recent case of Thursday, 15/01/2015, where supporters of both parties clashed, leading to the death of an APC supporter, nine [9] suspects were arrested and are helping the Police in its investigation.
I wish to emphatically state that, at no time has the IGP interferred with the discharge of my duties as Commissioner of Police, Sokoto Command. It is therefore strange that, his Excellency would make such an unfounded statement concerning ‘breaking of peace accord’. It is feared that Governor Wamakko does not believe in the peace accord, hence he is laying the foundation for perpetrating violence in the State by accusing the Police in order to legitimize his actions in the forthcoming elections.  For over two [2] years since my assumption of duty in Sokoto the Police Command have constantly proven itself to be impartial in the discharge of its responsibilities and intends to continue doing so before, during and after the elections. The Police shall not spare or consort with any trouble-maker, no matter his or her status in the society.         
CP SHU’AIBU L. GAMBO, psc, fwc


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