The Katsina State Government has approved the deployment of dogs by security agencies to secure boarding schools in the state.
According to Katsina Post, Badamasi Lawal Charanchi, the state’s commissioner for education, said the move is to complement the efforts of the security personnel attached to each boarding schools, in combating banditry in the state.
“We were advised to deploy these dogs at each school because they have special abilities to detect intruder faster than human beings in many instances.
“These dogs, when deployed will alert the students and other security agents in case of any intruder or bandits when they are coming”, he said.
Aminu Masari, the state governor, said his administration has reinforced the security architecture of the state’s boarding schools before reopening them.
Masari noted that apart from deploying five security guards at each school, a perimeter fence and a security watch tower have also been constructed in each of the state’s boarding schools.