Security: 300 Bauchi vigilantes train to complement security agencies

About 300 vigilantes have been trained to complement security agencies in combating crimes and traffic control in Bauchi State during and beyond Ramadan period.
Alhaji Bala Wunti, a Philanthropist, said this at the closing ceremony of the training in Bauchi on Sunday.
Wunti said with a well-structured neighbourhood watch security outfit, potential crimes would be detected early and prevented before maturing into full-blown crime.
“Issues of security and safety have been a major migraine in the society in view of increasing acts of lawlessness and social disorder exemplified by invasion of some hoodlums in some communities, armed robbery and kidnapping which was brought to limelight,” he said.
He said the 300 vigilante members were drawn from various vigilante organisations for the training across the state.
The philanthropist represented by his aide, Malam Isiyaka Wunti, explained that the workshop which was meant to train the participants on security and civil relations.
He said professionals from the police and other relevant organisations were invited to train the participants with a view to equipping them with security skills and crime management at public gatherings, adding that with a view to step down the training.
Wunti disclosed that each participant was given one bag of rice, clothes and a token of N5,000 at the end of the workshop.

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