The Police Command in Sokoto State has advised residents of the state to desist from keeping large sums of money in their houses, especially as the Yuletide approaches.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Muhammed Sadiq, who gave the advice in a statement issued in Sokoto on Tuesday, said that the measure could help in preventing robbery attacks on the residences.
Sadiq said that people should avoid keeping large sums of money, either in their private residences or on themselves.
“This is to serve as a measure to checkmate possibilities of robbery attacks, especially as the Yuletide approaches.
“This measure is part of the practical efforts made by the command toward ensuring improved safety of lives and property of the residents.
“As such, the command under its Commissioner, Mr Ibrahim Ka’oje, hereby calls on the good people of the state to desist from the act of keeping large sums of money.
“This will aid the commitment of the police toward ensuring that the Yuletide period is free of crimes,” he said.
The spokesman, however, assured the residents that the police command had adopted strategic security policies, aimed at ensuring a crime-free state.
“The Commissioner of Police also enjoins the residents to freely engage in their lawful businesses without any cause to panic,” he said.