A meeting has been scheduled between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, over recent killings in the state.
Tambuwal, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, said, “I had contact with the Presidency and I have secured an invitation to meet with Mr President anytime soon.
“God willing, I will be meeting with him to discuss the issues of banditry and insecurity, particularly as they affect the South-Eastern part of our state in order to ensure that all that is required in terms of men and (that) resources are mobilised promptly to halt this problem.”
The governor noted that he has deployed the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency to the affected areas to provide relief materials for the victims.
“I have also directed SEMA to move to the affected areas to assess the extent of the destruction and damages wrought by the bandits with a view to providing succor to those affected,” he added.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed and cautioned the people of the area, especially vigilante groups not to take laws into their hands no matter the gravity of the situation.