By Muhammad A Haidar, Dutse
Jigawa state local government service commission has solicited the support and cooperation of vigilante members in the maintenance of peace and security in the 27 local government areas of the state.
The chairman of the commission, Uba Bala Ringim made the plea when he led members of the commission on a courtesy visit to the Commander of the Jigawa state Vigilante Group of Nigeria Dutse command in his office.
Uba Ringim a retired DIG expressed appreciation on the contributions made by the vigilante personnel in the state to supplement the efforts of the law enforcement agencies in the maintenance of security in the state. “The importance of security cannot be over emphasized aimed at protecting the lives and properties of citizens at all levels”. He added.
The chairman explained that he is ready as retired but not tired security officer to assist government in its effort towards curtailing all social vices and other crimes, appealed to Vigilante to redouble its efforts in protecting the lives and properties of Jigawa people.
Earlier speaking, the Commander of the state Vigilante Group, Umar Salisu thanked the chairman and his entourage for the visit and assured them of command’s full support of providing security at the grass root. “We are ready to partner with all the local government councils to complement their security efforts”. Said Umar.
The Commandant appealed to the state government to increase the N4,000 monthly allowances of the vigilante personnel, this according to him will boost their performance efficiently.
In another development, the state sector commander of the federal road safety Corp Mr Solomon Agure has paid a similar visit to the state commandant of the vigilante Malam Umar Salisu and solicited the support and cooperation of the vigilante personnel in the discharge of their duties.