The Katsina State Government has approved the sum of N560 million to purchase security equipment for the personnel of the newly-established Security Watch Corps.
The approval comes ahead of the graduation of about 1,500 youths who have been recruited into the Katsina Security Watch network.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Dr. Nasiru Muazu Danmusa, made this disclosure while briefing newsmen on the outcome of an Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Dikko Umaru Radda on Thursday.
Dr. Danmusa said the graduating personnel of the Security Watch would use part of the combat equipment to augment that of the conventional security agencies in the State in the fight against bandits and other criminals.
He also said that Kafur, Malumfashi, and Bindawa local governments have been classified as vulnerable, following the recent bandits’ attacks in those areas.