Insecurity: Katsina gov’t amends extant laws to empower traditional institution
Katsina State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari said that his Government, had initiated action to amend extant laws with a view to enhancing the authority of village heads and local authorities to bring real governance and policing closer to the people.
Governor Masari made the disclosure in Katsina at this year’s Chief of Air Staff Eid-el-Kabir luncheon with troops of Operation Hadarin Daji and that of 213 Forward Operating Base.
He said this would compliment ongoing efforts to emplace a robust community policing structure, whilst addressing the gross deficit in the number of police personnel available at local levels, which, he said, was in the range of an average of about 30 policemen to about 100 villages.
He emphasized that if such actions were not taken, even if the bandits were wiped out by the military, another generation of criminal elements would quickly take their place in the absence of governance and adequate policing.
On his part, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said arrangements had been concluded to deploy UAVs in Katsina and Gusau in the Zamfara states as part of measures to bring a quick end to the attacks in the Northwest and Northeast.
‘He thanked the President for “the acquisition of unmanned aerial combat vehicle that will be deployed not only in the Northwest Zone but also in Northeast.’’