Katsina starts training special vigilantes

The Katsina state government has begun training the first batch of 3,000 special vigilantes in the latest effort to fight terrorism in the state.

Alhaji Ibrahim Katsina, special adviser to Governor Aminu Bello Masari on security matters, said during the inauguration of the members of the Corps that the training is part of the state government’s decision to help communities and improve state security, through the to compliment the efforts of conventional safety authorities. .

The training of the first group of 600 of the 3,000 vigilantes recruited by the state government is being held at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, College of Peace and Disaster Management.

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The Corps is composed of individuals from all walks of life, including academia and the judiciary from the communities.

Ibrahim Katsina said 3,000 have been recruited, but the 600 who will start immediately will be trained in weapons handling, armed combat and detective work.

They are also expected to assist in intelligence gathering.

He also warned unrepentant terrorists to think again or prepare to be crushed.

The commander of the Civil Defense College of Peace and Disaster Management, ACG Babangida Dutsinma, pledged his commitment to effectively train the vigilantes and said that with the current strategies of the state government, Katsina will soon be the most peaceful state in the country.

Stand online has found that some of the recent successes in the state in repelling the terrorist attacks are achieved either through joint efforts with the vigilantes or, in some cases, their own effort.

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