22 Katsina LGAs Affected By Insecurity, Radda Tells IG


Miffed by the spate of insecurity in Katsina State, Governor Dikko Umaru Radda, has revealed that 22 out of the 34 Local Government Areas of the state were affected by terrorism.

Radda, who spoke when he paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun in Abuja, decried what he termed wanton attacks on communities in the state.

A statement by Radda’s Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, quoted the governor as saying the spate of insecurity in the state was as a result of a forest with a length of 800 kilometres bordering eight local governments in the state.

“However, our administration has already recruited 1,500 youths, who are currently undergoing training on how to work with security personnel in the fight against insecurity in the State.

“As such, I will use this forum to invite you to the Passing Out Parade of the Community Watch Corp Officers, who are about to complete their training. Indeed, your presence at the closing ceremony would boost the morale of the Corps members,” he said.

He therefore, solicited the effective collaboration of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) towards tackling the security challenges facing communities in the state.

Responding, Egbetokun, expressed gratitude to the governor and assured that his visit would serve as a morale booster to the Nigeria Police in its commitment towards securing lives and property of citizenry.

The police chief assured that Katsina State would be among the six states to benefit from a special intervention for security agencies by the presidency.

“We shall also provide more security vehicles, Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and combat gadgets to officers and men of the Katsina State Police Command,” he said, even as he lauded the efforts of Radda towards addressing the security challenges in the state.
Culled from ThisDay

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