By Abbas Bamalli, Katsina.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Katsina State command, in collaboration with the residents of Muhammad Bashar Housing Estate, Katsina, has established an outpost to enhance security in the neighbourhood.
Speaking at the inauguration of the outpost on Saturday, the State NSCDC Commander, Mr Muhammad Sanusi, described the new outpost as a great achievement.
He said that the call for the establishment of the outpost came at the right time. in view of the security challenges plaguing the communities.
Sanusi said that although the security situation in the state had improved, the outpost would contribute to efforts to rid the area of bad eggs.
He further commended the efforts of the residents that led to the establishment of the outpost, adding that they deserved commendation.
He assured the residents of the command’s commitment to providing the outpost with adequate operatives, including those with arms.
Earlier, the Chairman of the community’s security committee, Alhaji Suleiman Abdullahi, said that the insecurity in the state, particularly within the communities, encouraged the residents to facilitate the creation of the outpost.
According to him, the outpost is the effort of the residents of the area who contributed towards the provision of the office and the needed facilities.
While commending the NSCDC, Abdullahi assured the residents of all the necessary support to succeed in protecting their lives and property.
“As elders in this area, we have all the necessary understanding with youths in the area; therefore, we are going to work together to give all the necessary support to the security personnel,” he said.
Besides, one of the residents of the area, Alhaji Yakubu Daudawa, a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), said that the outpost would assist in reducing the security challenges in the area.
Daudawa explained that the effort to establish the outpost was part of the residents’ concern to facilitate adequate security and more peace within the area and the state in general.
He also called on other communities to replicate the initiative, so as to ensure that the state continued to enjoy the existing peaceful coexistence.