Katsina Governor Calls For Increase Surveillance by Military to Avert Any Security Breaches, Visits CDS


The Governor of Katsina State, Dr Dikko Umar Radda having observed that Katsina State share close proximity to Niger Republic, therefore, called for increase surveillance by the military to avert any securiry breaches. 

Governor Rada made the call today, Thursday, 26 October, 2023 when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. 

Director,  Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau in a press statement noted that the governor said the purpose of his visit was to commend the Armed Forces of Nigeria ( AFN) for their immense support in curbing insecurity in Katsina State. 

He added that he  also came to DHQ to express his appreciation  on the role of the AFN in curtailing crimininalities, while calling for more fundings for the military to enable them  discharge their duties without hindrances. Governor Rada also seize the opportunity to intimate the CDS on the state own efforts in combating crime through the establishment of the State Community Watch. 

The security outfit, the Governor said was drawn from amongst the youths and other committed indigenes of the state to aid the military in fighting crime. 

The Chief of Defence Staff,  General CG Musa in his response thanked the governor for visiting. He reassured the governor  of the Military commitment to fighting insecurity in the State and every other parts of the country.

General Musa further commended the governor for  his initiatives in establishing the state security outfit. This he said will go along way to curbing the menace, while calling on other states to emulate the laudable idea. 

He added that if other states embraces the idea of own security outfits, it will help to ease the fight against crimes in Nigeria. The Defence Chief also said there is need for states and the military to form a common ground for combating insecurity in the country.

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