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Community policing: Mashi LG in Katsina distributes working tools to local vigilantes

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Mashi Local Government Council in Katsina State has supported the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and vigilante groups with working materials to enhance security in the area.

Alhaji Abubakar Mashi, the Council’s Director of Education and Social Services, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Mashi on Wednesday.

He said the items included torch, raincoats, rain boots, socks, canvas shoes, uniform and walking stick.

Giving a breakdown of items donated, Mashi said that 300 sets of uniforms was provided for the vigilante groups, 100 pair of patrol shoes, socks, raincoat, rain boots, torch, beret and walking sticks.

The director said that the council provided the police with 20 rain coats and torch while the NSCDC got 10 raincoat and a similar number of torch.

According to him, the local government will not relent in ensuring the protection of lives and property of people in the area.

Mashi explained that the items were distributed across the 11 wards of the area and called on the beneficiaries to redouble efforts at securing their communities.

The director said that the local council would continue to support community policing in order to ensure security of lives and properties in the area.

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