The Sokoto State Police Command and the Department of State Services (DSS) warned Nigerian politicians in the state on Sunday not to involve them in political squabbles.
This was stated in a joint statement by Muhammed Gumel, the state Commissioner of Police, and Yahaya Hassan, the State Director of DSS.
DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the Spokesman for the Sokoto Police Command, made the statement available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
It informed members of the public, particularly Sokoto residents, that security agencies have distanced themselves from the misconstrued fact in a viral audio currently circulating
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”.