Katsina Government To Deploy Dogs Against Bandits

Kastina use dogs to guard school procured at 300million

The delicate insecurity in Katsina State has left the government no option other than to deploy security dogs to protect school children in state-owned boarding schools.

Katsina Commissioner for Education, Dr. Badamasi Lawal Charanchi, said that the decision was made based on advice that dogs are more competent and effective than humans they also have the ability to inform security agents that bandits are on their way to schools, local newspaper Katsina Post reported.

“We were advised to deploy these dogs at each school because they have special abilities to detect intruders faster than human beings in many instances,” Mr Charanchi said, according to Katsina post.

“These dogs, when deployed will alert the students and other security agents in case of any intruder or bandits when they are coming.”

Recall in December 2020, 344 students were abducted from a Katsina boarding school. The sad event happened at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara where they were kidnapped by bandits but they were later released after negotiations with the federal government.

Amidst the fear of bandits attacking schools, the governor of Katsina, Aminu Masari, in March ordered that boarding schools should be shut down for a while.

In addition, Masari has also decided that five security guards will be sent to each boarding school alongside the dogs and a well-structured fence will be constructed in boarding schools.

The governor promised that his administration will re-enforce the security architecture of boarding schools before the resumption of academic activities.

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