Insecurity

Katsina Govt Launches Newly Recruited 1,500 Local Security Operatives

In a significant development aimed at enhancing security within Katsina State, Governor Malam Dikko Umaru Radda officially inaugurated 1,500 newly recruited local security operatives as part of the Katsina Community Watch Corps.

This initiative marks a crucial step in collaboration with existing security agencies to bolster efforts in combating crime and ensuring lasting peace and stability in the state.

The introduction of the Katsina Community Watch Corps signifies a profound commitment to instill a sense of ownership and responsibility among Katsina residents. By actively engaging them in safeguarding their communities, this scheme empowers local communities to take charge of their security. Moreover, it is designed to amplify local security endeavors and encourage community participation in addressing the security challenges facing Katsina State.

During the momentous launch event, Governor Radda personally handed over a fleet of 65 Toyota Hilux vehicles, 700 motorcycles, firearms, and advanced communication gadgets to the Corps and the various security forces operating within the State. These resources will significantly bolster their capacity to maintain law and order.

This initiative underscores Katsina State’s unwavering dedication to addressing insecurity through innovative and community-oriented solutions. It highlights the government’s proactive approach in safeguarding the lives and property of its citizens.

Notable dignitaries in attendance at this historic event included Former President Muhammadu Buhari, Governors from neighboring states such as Kano, Kebbi, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Yobe, as well as the Emirs of Katsina and Daura.

Also present were the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency and the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, among others. Their presence underscores the significance of this initiative in promoting regional security and cooperation.