From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
2550 Special Police Constabularies out of the 7,500 sent for training at Sokoto and Kaduna police training institutions by Zamfara state government have graduated.
This was stated in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public enlightenment, Media and Communications, Alhaji Zailani Baffa.
Baffa said the Governor had witnessed their passing out parade both at Sokoto police training school and Kaduna police college.
“Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has supervised the passing out of 1350 Special Police Constabularies from the Police training school in Sokoto, cuncurrently with another 1200 from the Police College, Kaduna today”.
Baffa said the Constabularies who had five ladies among them were the first batch of 7500 to be trained and posted to Zamfara State to assist the Police and the Military to curb the growing menace of banditry in the state.
During the passing out ceremony, Governor Matawalle said “with the banning of the unlawful ‘Yan Sa Kai’ vigilantes, the trained young men and women will replace their function by assisting the Police in critical areas of intelligence gathering, peace and reconciliation as well as arresting miscreants”.
“I have made it clear that we shall fight crimes in the state within the confines of the law”. Said the Governor.
The Governor maintained that the Constabularies would work under the supervision of the Police to help rid the state of all forms of crimes.
In his speech at the occasion, the Commandant of the Police College, Alhaji Kabir Mohammed said, “the passing out of the young men and women was a significant step in the drive towards the development of community Policing which is much desired at this critical time”.
He said all those who have passed out were found worthy of the commissioning as they were graded worthy in training, discipline and leaning.