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Vigilance Group Chief Seeks Deltans’ Cooperation

Posted: May 8, 2015 at 4:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By John Dugbe,  Ughelli


The Delta State Commander, Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Emmaunel Nwachukwu Ofili, has urged the people of Delta State to co-operate with the new security outfit towards crime eradication in the state and Nigeria at large.

Ofili made the appeal at the Udu Local Government area in Delta State when he and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to the traditional ruler of Udu Kingdom, ‘Ohworhu’ I, Emmanuel Delekpe, the ‘Ovie’ of Udu Kingdom and his high chiefs, towards the inauguration of the Udu chapter of Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN).

Ofili explained that the security body, VGN, was established as a para-military outfit to aid the police in the fight against crime in Nigeria and to provide useful information to the police for the arrest of criminals in an attempt to reduce crime in the society to the barest minimum.

Ofili further disclosed that the Federal Government was behind the establishment of the VGN, adding that after the formative stage, government will take over.

He pointed out that the bill on the VGN is already on the way. He told the traditional ruler, his chiefs and the entire people of Udu Kingdom that the purpose of his visit was to enlighten them, create awareness on the roles, participation and relevance of vigilante in the sustenance of Nigerian security system.

He further expressed the VGN’s willingness to partner with the people of Udu to create good and conducive atmosphere of peace, security and crime free society in the kingdom.

In view of what VGN is all about, its mission and roles, the commander explained further that VGN is out to protect people’s lives and property, maintain law and order, breed peace and prosperity in the country through teaming up with various government organs, para-military organisations and the military to champion the security needed to make Nigeria a crime free society.

He, therefore urged, the Udu monarch and his subjects to co-operate with the local VGN and work together to achieve the security goals put in place by the three tiers of government.

Associating with the words of awareness by the State Commander, Commander of the VGN in the Warri South Local Government and also the Zonal Coordinator in – charge of Delta South and Delta Central, Edoriese Amrevuahwo, pointed out that the importance and role of VGN cannot be over emphasiSed in Nigeria, “if we must fight crime to the barest minimum”.