The Bauchi State government has donated N100 million to vigilante groups in appreciation of their contributions to maintenance of peace and security in the state, especially securing the state’s forests from criminals.
This was announced by Governor Bala Mohammed when he received members of the joint local security vigilantes who visited him at the Government House Bauchi led by the Commander General, Aliyu Umar Shayi yesterday.
Governor Bala urged the joint local security vigilantes to make good use of the funds by purchasing the needed materials to assist them excel in their operations.
He also said the donation would go a long way in supporting them to discharge their services effectively to safeguard the state against crime.
He said the peace the state enjoys had attracted investors for massive investment in critical sectors of the economy.
The governor assured that the state government would continue to support security agencies including the vigilantes for security of the state and directed the newly established Ministry of Internal Security to remain focused on initiating security strategies to achieve the desired objectives.
Commandant general of the Hunters’ group, Aliyu Umar Shayi, said his group was working with other vigilante groups across the 20 local government areas of the state and acknowledged the governor’s support to vigilante groups in the discharge of their voluntary services.