Katsina State Government says it will deploy dogs to complement security arrangements to secure boarding schools in the State.
The State’s Commissioner for Education, Dr. Badamasi Charanchi, disclosed this on Saturday.
Recall that last year, bandits invaded Government Science College, Kankara and abducted 342 students, a development that forced the State government to close all boarding schools for months.
The State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, said he had re-enforced the security architecture before re-opening the boarding schools.
“We were advised to deploy these dogs at each school because they have special abilities to detect any intruder, faster than human beings in many instances,” the commissioner said.
“These dogs, when deployed, will alert the students and other security agents in case of any intruder or bandits whenever they are coming.
”It was advice from the security agencies and we find it expedient because of the current security situation. Even most of the police stations and rich men have dogs to facilitate and assist security and vigilante groups.”