By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto
Governor Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto has approved the composition of a 25- member committee for the establishment of Sokoto state Community Guards.
The initiative is aimed at strengthening support for security agencies operations against security challenges in the state.
The committee with five terms of reference is to be Chaired by retired Colonel Garba Moyi with Yusha’u Ahmed Kebbe as Vice Chairman while Barrister Gandi Umar Mohammed and the Director Security , Cabinet Office will serve as Secretary and Assistant Secretary respectively.
The terms of reference include to advise on the modalities of the establishment, recruitment and training of personnel into the guards, to ensure a smooth take of the community guards and to sanitize the communities across the 23 LGs on the establishment of the community guards and to recommend on the composition, powers and functions of the community guards among others.
The Governor’s approval was contained in a release Monday issued to reporters in Sokoto by his Press Secretary, Abubakar Bawa.
Though, the release has not specified a time frame within which the committee is to complete and submit its report.
However, the proposed community guards may have been informed by the recent meeting held in Katsina state on the spate of insecurity associated with bandits attack, kidnapping and other sundry crimes threatening the Sokoto and other North west states.