By Ahmad D Garba
Governor Dikko Umar Radda of Katsina State has launched a Community Watch Corps with 1,456 trained personnels to serve as first batch.
Hotpen reports that, the effort is geared towards complementing government’s efforts by security agencies to fight terrorists activities in the state.
Governor Radda while commissioning the security outfit said the personnels were trained by the combined team of military and police officers in the art of intelligence gathering to fight insecurity bedeviling the state.
It was reported that, over 68 Hilux vehicles and motorcycles were presented to members of the Community Watch Corps to ease their patrol across the nooks and crannies of their communities.
The governor explained that the community watch corps members were selected from each ward across the affected Local Government Areas battling with armed banditry and other security challenges in the state.
Dikko Radda lamented that 24 out of the 34 Local Government Areas of the state were battling with one form of security challenge or the other which informed the resolve by the state government to come up with proactive measures to face the menace.
The occasion was attended by former President Muhammadu Buhari and six other governors from the Northwest geopolitical zone and Governor Mai-mala Buni of Yobe State.