Katsina government says security insecurity has consumed N10b in six months


Borno closes Monguno IDP camp for rehabilitation

The Kastina regional government has spent over N10 billion to address security insecurity in the state over the past six months.

The Secretary, Ministry of Information, Culture and Home Affairs, Dr. Bala Zango, yesterday told reporters at his office that the amount was used to purchase vehicles and related hardware for security agencies, adding that over seven billion naira was spent on purchases alone. It was pointed out that

Others include the recruitment, training and deployment of more than 1,500 security personnel, known as the Katsina Security Watch Corps (KSWC), to local councils facing security challenges.

He said that with huge investments in the sector, the state has seen a significant reduction in security challenges, especially crimes committed by terrorists and kidnappers.

However, Zango said the issue was not just a problem for security forces and called on residents to take part in tackling the insecurity.
He said one way residents can do this is by providing information that helps security agencies function effectively.

He also called on reporters to report on security issues with facts and objectivity. Otherwise, investors may lose interest in the country.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has closed down the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp at Government Higher Science Secondary School (GSSSS) in Monguno for immediate rehabilitation.

According to the governor, the closure of the Monguno IDP camp was to ensure the resumption of academic studies in schools in 2023/2024.

Zulum, who announced the closure yesterday in Monguno, revealed: “The inspection of the camp was to assess the level of destruction by Boko Haram and the long-term use of the camp by displaced persons from Kukawa, Nganzai, Marte and Guzamara,” the provincial council. ”

He said more than 15,000 internally displaced persons would be relocated to the 1,000 houses completed in Monguno township.

The governor added that the 1,000 homes are part of a shelter intervention consisting of 10,000 completed resettlement homes for returnees.

“Displaced people from communities and other villages that have achieved relative peace will return,” he said, pledging that internally displaced persons from Kekeno, Mile 90 and Yoyo communities would return next year.

In addition to resettling internally displaced persons, Zulum promised to provide “resettlement packages” to those wishing to return to liberated communities.

He pointed out that this would allow returnees to pick up the pieces of their lives.

Source: guardian.ng

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