United Kingdom through its Department for International Development (DFID) is to offer training to vigilance group members in the country, in the bid to ensure efficient security of lives and property in rural areas.
The training programme, which is being planned in partnership with the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), targets enhancing the performance of vigilante members across the country.
Commandant General of VGN, Alkali Usman Jahun, while disclosing this at a sensitisation forum for all the state and FCT commandants of the group in Abuja, noted that the organisation was putting in place other measures to complement the efforts of other security agencies at improving security in the country.
He commended the determination of National Assembly at ensuring security of citizens in rural areas, through passage of the bill on constitutional recognition for Vigilante Group of Nigeria, which had already scaled second reading in the House of Representatives.
According to him, the bill when finally passed, would go a long way in boosting security in the country.
The Commandant General called for continuous support of Federal and state governments in the areas of finance and logistics to enhance the performance of the organisation, and reiterated the commitment of the group to the realisation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda in the area of security.
In a remark , the chairman, Board of Trustees of VGN, Alhaji Mohammed Dalhatu, stressed the need for government to offer assistance and support to the organisation.
He urged all the VGN commandants from the 36 states and the FCT to continue to perform their duties diligently.