The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has launched a vigilante network for the Edo Central Senatorial District, known as Atanakpa, as part of measures to boost security in the state and ensure the protection of lives and property of citizens.
Representative of the Governor and Coordinator, Edo State Vigilante Network, Mr. Yusuf Haruna, who spoke at the launch of the security network in Uromi on Saturday, praised members of Esan Solidarity Forum for complementing the efforts of the government in driving community-led security network to ensure adequate security across Edo.
Obaseki noted, “We thank our illustrious sons and daughters, both at home and abroad, who have put resources together to support the government.”
The security equipment launched include ten branded operational vehicles, motorcycles and bulletproof vests.
Representative of the chairman, Board of Trustees, Esan Solidarity Forum, Air Commodore Patrick Udabor (Rtd.), said the launch of the local security outfit “is a new dawn for the people of Esan.”
Edo State Commissioner of Police, who was represented by the Area Commander, Otabor Festus, said he was delighted with the launching of the local security network.
On their part, members of the local organizing committee, expressed appreciation to the governor for supporting the initiative and hailed the team spirit of members of Esan Solidarity Forum.