Sokoto govt. to form joint community watch volunteers to fight banditry


Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwa

By Habibu Harisu

Sokoto State Government has commenced mobilisation of herdsmen, farmers and other community members to form joint groups of volunteers to provide security to their communities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the groups are meant to complement the efforts of security agencies in tackling banditry and other crimes.

According to Alhaji Lawalli Fakku, Chairman of Kebbe Local Government Area, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal had directed for meetings with all stakeholders to agree on modalities for the operation of the local security guards.

The Chairman made the disclosure on Saturday in Kebbe at an interactive meeting with representatives of security agencies, traditional and religious leaders, farmers, heardsmen and local government authorities on the issue.

Fakku said the community watch groups would be set up in all local government areas currently facing security challenges such  as farmers/herdsmen conflicts, cattle rustling,…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria