The Katsina State government has approved N560 million to be used in purchasing security equipment to fight insecurity in the state.
Nasir Danmusa, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, revealed this while briefing journalists in Katsina on Thursday.
Mr Danmusa, who briefed journalists on the outcome of their executive council meeting, said the equipment will be handed over to newly recruited security personnel in the state.
The state government recently established a Security See Corps and recruited about 1,500 youths from the frontline area to defend their communities.
He said, “The approval is coming ahead of the graduation of about 1,500 youths recruited as personnel of the Katsina Security See network.
“The graduating personnel of the Security See would use part of the combat equipment, intended to augment that of the conventional security agencies in the state, in fighting bandits and other criminals.
“Kafur, Malumfashi and Bindawa are classified as vulnerable local governments, following the bandits attacks experienced in recent times.”