The Zamfara State Government has approved the establishment of Community Police under the supervision of the Nigeria Police in the state.
The approval was given by the state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle who said that the state would engage 700 youths, 50 each from the 14 Local Government Areas.
A statement signed by Zailani Bappa, Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, said the new body will compose of volunteers from across the 14 Local Government Areas of the state to be trained by the Nigeria Police under the Polce Community Relations arrangement.
“This new arrangement is different from the poorly conceived and now banned ‘Yan Sa Kai volunteers who were found complicit in compounding the security situation the state in the past.
“The new arrangement will comprise of authenticated volunteers who will be thoroughly trained by the Nigeria Police and will be uniformed for easy identification. Their role will complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police in their respective communities”, Governor Matawalle explained further.”