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Adamawa council engages 100 vigilante members for community policing

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Adamawa council engages 100 vigilante members for community policing

The Mubi North Local Government says it has engaged the services of 100 able bodied men to serve as members of the local vigilante group in the area.

Alhaji Suleiman Yahaya, the council chairman, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Thursday.

He said the initiative was to improve security by enhancing community policing  and ensure peaceful coexistence within the area, saying government would not relent on securing the lives and property of our people.

Yahaya added that the idea was also  aimed at checking the instances of herders and farmer clashes which had since been put under control, stressing that peace was paramount to the development of  humanity.

According to him, the council has procured and distributed no fewer than 80 motorcycles, brand new patrol vehicles, torchlights, rain boots and raincoats to the vigilante group to boost their performance.

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“We have placed them on monthly allowance as we also provide them with foodstuff to motivate them,” he said.

In a related development, the council chairman said his administration had constructed seven round abouts covering 2.5 kilometers across eleven electoral wards in Mubi metropolis.

He said the initiative was to decongest the town from  heavy traffic and vehicular movement  being a business Centre, saying we are the commercial nerve Centre of the state.

According to him, N5 milliion worth of instructional materials which include exercise books, chalks, dusters and other relevant teaching aids have been distributed to 45 existing primary schools in the area.

“We are committed to the development of education, being the bedrock of development,” he said.

The Voice Media Trust (VMT NEWS) reports that the Mubi North local council recently distributed 65 bicycles to junior staff free of charged to boost their performance.

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