– The Bauchi state government has trained a paramilitary outfit to tackle the security challenges in the state
– The move comes as neighbouring Yobe state suffered a setback recently with the abduction of over 100 school girls
– The security personnel were trained by the Bauchi state command of the NSCDC
In a bid to reduce youth unemployment in the state, the Bauchi government through the office of the Bauchi state Commission for Youths and Women Rehabilitation has trained 1,400 security personnel in the state.
NAIJ.com gathered that the paramilitary outfit was set-up due to the public-private partnership with a private security outfit, Zabgai Security, under the supervision of Retired Colonel Adamu Mohammed.
Speaking at the passing out parade, the chairman of the commission, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, applauded the strides taken by the Bauchi state government to curb youth restiveness and unemployment while ensuring the safety of lives and property of its citizens.
Also speaking at the ceremony, the camp commandant encouraged the newly trained personnel to be good representatives of the state in their various local governments while reiterating that the training will enhance their entry into any of the arms of the Nigerian military or paramilitary.
The training exercise which was handled by the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) focused on counter terrorism and intelligence gathering to combat security threats.
Meanwhile, as part of its contributions to educational development in the state, the Bauchi government is reconstructing the Government Girls Secondary School, Soro.
The school was one of the schools, attacked by terrorist group, Boko Haram in Ganjuwa local government area of the state.
The state government is embarking on the total renovation and upgrading of the school, its classrooms, hostels, admin blocks, dining hall, laboratories and toilet facilities.
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