By Henry Iheanacho
The Katsina State government has been criticised by Nigerians after approving the deployment of dogs to secure boarding schools in the state.
Commissioner for Education, Dr Badamasi Charanchi, recently told The Nation that the decision was to complement the efforts of security personnel attached to each boarding school.
He said, “We were advised to deploy these dogs at each school because they have unique abilities to detect any 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 whenever they are coming.
”It was an advice from the security agencies and we find it expedient because of the current security situation. Even most of the police stations and rich men have dogs to facilitate and assist security and the vigilante groups.”
Katsina state Governor, Bello Masari said his administration had reinforced the security architecture of the boarding schools before reopening them.
See how Nigerians reacted below: