The Bauchi State Police Command has granted approval for the celebration of the 21st anniversary of Baba Peter Gonto, Zaar cultural hero regarded as freedom fighter.
WikkiTimes recalled that Mr Dogara had in a letter written to the Director-General of State Security Services, DSS warned of an impending security threat if the event was allowed to hold.
Doagara in the letter copied to the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies said the organisers of the event should be held responsible in the event the celebrations turned violent.
But the police in Bauchi state has ignored the warning, and has granted approval for the event to take place.
In a statement by SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the command’s image maker in Bauchi said the Police Commissioner, CP Umar Mamman Sanda “has ordered the full deployment of Police tactical teams to provide security to lives and properties before, during and after the event.”
“Sequel to the letter of Notification sent by the ZAAR community to the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command to celebrate the 21st anniversary in honor of Late Baba Peter Gonto scheduled to hold on 30th and 31st December, 2021 at Bogoro township, the Commissioner of Police, CP UMAR MAMMAN SANDA fdc, psc, mnim, has ordered the full deployment of Police tactical teams to provide security to lives and properties before, during and after the event.
“He consequently ordered officers and men of the Command to intensify efforts in resisting and curtailing any act of lawlessness, oppression or intimidation from any group of persons and warned officers to be professional while discharging their duties” , the statement read in part..
The statement also appealed to citizens in the two LGAs to be law abiding, “particularly, the people of Bogoro/ Tafawa Balewa Local Governments not to panic but go about their normal businesses and stay away from all forms of crime and criminality”, the statement added.