Katsina Govt. spends over N10bn on insecurity in 6 months

Katsina State Government has said that it has invested over N10 billion in the last six months to address security challenges in the State.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs, Bala Zango, who disclosed to newsmen on Wednesday, said that a significant portion, exceeding N7 billion, was allocated to acquiring vehicles and associated hardware for security agencies.

This substantial financial commitment reflects the State’s dedication to enhancing its security infrastructure and capabilities. Additionally, over 1,500 security personnel, known as the Katsina Security Watch Corps (KSWC), were recruited, trained, and deployed to local councils grappling with security challenges.

This strategic investment has notably decreased security concerns, particularly those related to terrorist activities and kidnappings. However, Commissioner Zango stressed the importance of community involvement in addressing insecurity, urging residents to provide valuable intelligence to aid security agencies.

He emphasised the need for accurate and objective reporting by journalists, to avoid deterring potential investors from the State.

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