Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has declared support for the operation of community policing across the country.
Masari made this call in an interview with The Guardian where he lamented the inadequacy of the country’s existing security architecture.
“Look at the extent of this forest and the number of security personnel we have in the county, and not just in Katsina. There is a local government that has not more than 20 policemen.
“There is need to go back to community policing as seen in the past, and all of us have roles to play. You have information. You need to help us and the security, so that we know where the problems are coming from. Like I told you, this security challenge is everywhere, but what is surprising is that when it comes to Katsina, the problem is made to look new. A single community in Kano is bigger than Katsina town,” he told the paper.