Sokoto state police command calls for calm after with Shi’ites

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The Sokoto State Police Command has called for calm following an incident allegedly involving the Shi’ite group in the State. “Preliminary investigation revealed that a group of people suspected to be members of the proscribed Shi’ite Group, came out along Old Airport road with the intent of carrying out a procession”, Police Public Relations Officer, Sokoto, ASP Muhammad Sadiq disclosed in a statement.

“Upon confirmation of intention by security operatives, the gathering was immediately dispersed using minimal force, while the said suspected members got busy pelting stones on operatives and operational vehicles with intent to escalate the situation.”

He, however, added that: “The situation was seamlessly brought under control shortly after the situation came to fore by the Joint Operatives.” According to him, normalcy had been restored.

He urged members of the public to go about their lawful businesses without any fear as the Command had emplaced adequate security arrangements to forestall any recurrence of such.

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