The Police Command in Sokoto State and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday warned Nigerian politicians in the state not to involve them in their political squabbles.
This was contained in a statement jointly issued by Muhammed Gumel, the state Commissioner of Police, and Yahaya Hassan, the State Director of DSS.
The statement was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the Spokesman of Sokoto Police command.
It told members of the public, particularly residents of Sokoto, that the security agencies have dissociated themselves from the misconstrued fact in a viral audio presently in circulation.
The statement read in part, “The audio, which was released by the media handlers of the former governor Attahiru Bafarawa, is currently in circulation.
“In this audio, there is a portrayal that the former governor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, refuses to sign the peace accord, which the CP and Director DSS are working on together with Bafarawa.
“For the avoidance of doubt, members of the public should note that the initiative, which is aimed at consultation with the elder Statesmen, is also expected to be led by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.”
The security agencies also advised the two elder statesmen to settle their grievances without altering the mission of the ongoing consultation.
The statement also clarified that the Commissioner of Police and State Director of DSS aren’t politicians, but members of Sokoto peace and security council.
It further stated that the content should serve as a call to all political players to stop involving the CP and DSS in their political matters when settling their grievances, and “in a similar way they have been misquoted in the viral audio”.