Insecurity: Katsina deploys sniffer dogs to boarding schools

The Katsina State government will deploy sniffer dogs popularly known as K-9 to all boarding schools in the state with a view to beefing up security.

The state’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Badamasi Lawal Charanchi stated this in Katsina today while answering questions from newsmen.

Dr. Charanchi said government had given approval for the deployment of the sniffer dogs to complement the existing security arrangements to secure the schools.

He explained that the decision was to complement efforts being made by the security personnel in protecting the lives of the students, teachers and supportive staff at the boarding schools.

He said the decision was based on the advice of security experts, who recommended that with special training they undergone, the sniffer dogs could detect any intruder in many instances faster than human beings.

The commissioner added that the sniffer dogs when deployed, would alert the students and other security agents about movement of any intruder including bandits and other criminals whenever they step into the premises of the schools.

Dr. Charanchi said the Masari-led administration had improved security at all boarding schools in the state before reopening.

According to him, apart from deploying five security guards to each boarding school, a perimeter fence was erected with a security watchtower in all the boarding schools across the state.

Daily Telescope recalls that armed bandits had last year invaded Government Secondary School, Kankara and took away 342 students.

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