KADUNA: Govt Recruits 7,000 Vigilantes To Tackle Banditry, Kidnapping

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The Kaduna State Government has recruited seven thousand youths into the state vigilance service to complement the efforts of federal security agencies in tackling insecurity in the state.

Speaking during the commencement of training for the newly recruited vigilante members at the Police College in Kaduna, Governor Uba Sani said his administration will do everything humanly possible to curb the menace of banditry, kidnapping and other related crimes that are threatening the peace and security of citizens of the state.

According to the governor, the youths who are drawn from the twenty three Local Government Areas of the state, would be deployed to rural communities.

The recruitment and screening of the trainees is in collaboration with critical stakeholders including local government chairmen, traditional and religious leaders.

Governor Sani also expressed belief that the initiative, apart from being a major step towards restoring security and development in the state, will provide jobs for the youths.

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