El-Rufai Wants 774,000 Nigerian Youths Recruited As Security Agents
El-Rufai aims to recruit 1,000 eager youths from each of Nigeria’s 774 local government areas.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has asked for the immediate recruitment of 774,000 willing Nigerian youths into security forces.
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, after hearing a quarterly report on security in Kaduna, the governor urged for partnership between the federal and state governments to make the program possible.
The 61-year-old believes that if 1,000 young people from each of the country’s 774 local government units are recruited, the government can change the game in the fight against insecurity.
He said, “This will be a surge in numbers that is unprecedented since the civil war.
“An influx of 774,000 new boots on the ground will be a significant blow against criminals and an employment boost.”
The federal government has battled to keep rising insecurity in check across the country, with security personnel dealing with a variety of issues in different parts of the country.
Bandit groups terrorizing various regions of the northern region are a major source of concern, particularly in Kaduna, one of the worst-affected states.
As part of new steps to combat banditry, the government cut down telecommunication services in sections of the state last month.
On Wednesday, El-Rufai urged the Federal Government to declare the bandits terrorists, making it simpler for the military to deal with them without breaking international law.
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