Governor of Sokoto state Tambuwal disbands Sokoto Shari'a police


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disbanded the Sokoto State Hisbah police and halted all its activities over alleged power tuzzle and factionalization.

The Hisbah board in the state has been rocked by crisis for so a few years as three persons are simultaneously claiming to be leaders of the committee without the government's approval.

A statement issued on Saturday, September 26, by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, said a 36-men committee was inaugurated by the Governor to re-organize and harmonize the activities of Hisbah within the state.

The committee is led by the Wazirin Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaid, Secretary the Permanent Secretary within the state's Cabinet Affairs office, Alhaji Bande Rikina as the secretary.

Other members comprise of Islamic scholars, security agents, representatives of the Sultanate Council, civil society groups, the Ministry of religious Affairs, the Ministry for Justice, Women in Daawa, the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN), the Muslim Students Society (MSS) among others.

Speaking at the event, Governor Tambuwal said the inauguration of the committee became necessary due to the necessity to possess a legitimate structure which will perform the activities of the Hisba in line with law.

He charged the committee to look at the law establishing the Hisbah within the state so as to return out with a comprehensive report on what its statutory roles are.

In his acceptance speech, the Chairman of the committee, Prof. Junaid thanked the govt for finding them worthy to serve it.

He said they're going to do everything humanly possible to hold out their assignment effectively .

Waziri added that within the course of their assignment they're going to consult the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar and other stakeholders for further advise and inputs.

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