Abuja - The Delta State Traditional Rulers’
Council has resolved to employ the services of community vigilante groups to
check the menace of Fulani herdsmen and other security challenges.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed the move after a meeting
with the traditional rulers in Asaba.
"We have had meaningful discussions with our
traditional rulers, principally, members of the traditional rulers
council," Okowa said.
"I must truly thank our traditional rulers for the
various suggestions that have been made to tackle security challenges facing
the state,” Okowa said.
The governor said it was agreed there was need for a
neighbourhood watch through vigilante groups.
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"Traditional rulers should pay more attention than
before to the reconstitution of vigilante groups in their various
He said there was a need to work out a means of
empowering these vigilante groups to perform more creditably.
Okowa mentioned a need for the vigilante groups to be
registered with the police.
The meeting with traditional leaders comes amid
kidnapping being a thorny issue.
Kidnappers recently killed a traditional ruler
while another who was kidnapped has been released.
- CAJ News