The Sokoto State Police Commissioner has declared that the force is on a 24-hour red alert, as the Supreme Court of Nigeria is set to deliver its judgment on Sokoto governorship election on Monday.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kaoje, who disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday, said no fewer than 1,000 conventional and plain-clothes officers and men have been deployed by the state command.
According to him, the measure was to ensure that peace reigns before and after the hearing.
He added that particular attention was being focused on the Sokoto metropolis and its environs as well as some strategic locations within their vicinity.
However, he declared that the police are on standby round the clock and will not waiver in its sustained routine and surprise tactics to keep the peace.
“We will leave no stone unturned in keeping the state safe and secure, and for all the law-abiding residents to conduct their lawful businesses," he said.
The CP stressed that ”The massive deployment of our officers and men has paid off and we will not relent in our efforts."
Hence, “The strategy would be maintained until further notice and in line with the recent directive issued by the Inspector General of Police on a 24-hour, nationwide red alert," he said.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is expected to take a decision on the case between the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the State, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday.