The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Katsina Command, in conjunction with residents of the Muhammad Bashar settlement of Katsina, has established an outpost to enhance security in the area.
Speaking at the inauguration of the outpost on Saturday, NSCDC State Commander Mr. Muhammad Sanusi described the new outpost as a great achievement.
According to him, the call for the establishment of the outpost came at the right time given the security challenges within the communities.
Sanusi said that although the security situation in the state has improved, the outpost will help cleanse the region of bad eggs in society.
He further commended the efforts of the residents that led to the establishment of the outpost, adding that they deserve more kudos.
He assured the residents of the command’s commitment to providing the outpost with adequate officers, including those with weapons.
Earlier, the chairman of the community security committee, Alhaji Suleiman Abdullahi, said the insecurity in the state, especially within the communities, encouraged them to facilitate the outpost.
According to him, the outpost was the effort of locals who helped provide the necessary office and facilities.
While congratulating the NSCDC, the chairman of the safety committee assured them of all the support necessary to succeed in protecting the lives and property of the residents.
“As elders in this neighborhood, we have all the necessary understanding with the young people in the neighborhood; therefore, we will work together to provide all necessary support to security personnel,” he said.
Additionally, one of the locals, Alhaji Yakubu Daudawa, a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), said the outpost would help reduce security concerns in the area.
Daudawa explained that the effort to establish the outpost was part of their concern to have adequate security and more peace in the region and in the state in general.
He further called on other communities to replicate the development, to ensure that the state continues to benefit from the existing peaceful coexistence. (NOPE)