Katsina governor seeks more military presence in state   

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The Governor of Katsina State, Dr Dikko Umar Radda has called for more Military presence in the state.

 He made the calle Thursday evening, when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.

 The governor said the purpose of his visit was to commend the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) for their support in curbing insecurity in Katsina State. He added that he also came to DHQ to express his appreciation on the role of the AFN in curtailing crimininalities, while calling for more fundings for the military to enable them discharge their duties without hindrances.

 Governor Rada also seized the opportunity to intimate the CDS on the state own efforts in combating crime through the establishment of the State  Community Watch. The security outfit, the Governor said was drawn from amongst the youths and other committed indigenes of the state to aid the military in fighting crime.

Dr Radda observed that Katsina State share close proximity to Niger Republic,  therefore, called for increase surveillance by the military to avert any security breaches.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General CG Musa in his response lauded the governor for visiting. He reassured the governor of the Military commitment to fighting insecurity in the State and every other parts of the country. General Musa further commended the governor for his initiatives in establishing the state security outfit. This he said will go along way to curbing the menace, while calling on other states to emulate the laudable idea. He added that if other states embraces the idea of own security outfits, it will help to ease the fight against crimes in Nigeria. The Defence Chief also said there is need for states and the military to form a common grounds to comabating insecurity in the country.

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