The Sokoto State Police Command has launched a document on “Basic Security and Emergency Information’’ as part of measures to avoid Boko Haram attack.
The state Commissioner of Police, Shuaibu Gambo, who made this known to journalist disclosed that another document titled, Security Tips against Crimes, “a compendium of all the populace need to know to avert incidences of crime,’’ was also launched by the command.
According to Daily Trust, Gambo, who was represented at the launch by Deputy Commissioner of Police Agboleni Douglas, expressed fears that the recent security threats and hideous crimes being experienced in parts of the country made the command to remind residents of the basic security information they needed to know.
The CP expressed optimism that by the time the information contained in both documents are widely disseminated among all stakeholders, it would definitely ensure the security of lives and property in the state, adding that the Basic Security and Emergency Information document contained security tips on what precautions and actions are expected of an individual when faced with threats and other emergencies
“It also contains the designation and GSM numbers of principal and staff officers of the command, from the headquarters to area commanders and the DPOs. Also contained are distress call numbers that could be used to reach the Department of Operations and Control Room in times of emergencies” he said.
Gambo, however, recalled that the command had in the past reached out to the public through various media on how to contact the police in times of emergency.
“These contacts have been useful and had led to the bursting of some serious crimes in the recent past. To reiterate the importance of these contacts we have gone a step further to produce this pamphlet in English and Hausa languages, to be circulated to all stakeholders in all the local government areas of the state” he said.
Responding, Abdullahi Garba Sidi, the chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Sokoto, announced the donation of a total sum of one million naira by all governments in the state.
Sidi explained that the financial contribution was to enable the command make more copies of the security documents available to all residents of the state.