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Ortom to engage vigilante group in Benue

Written By Idoma Television on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 12:36:00 AM

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has announced that his administration would partner with Benue State Chapter of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria of support  in the fight to rid the society of criminals.

Governor Ortom made this remark when he received members of the group at Benue People’s House on Monday.

According to him, law enforcement agencies  needed synergy with other organizations to enable them to succeed.

The  Governor directed the Special Adviser on Security to harmonise the various vigilante groups in the state into one formidable body that can receive government support.

He disclosed that law enforcement agents and members of the civilian joint task force recorded a major success recently when they arrested several criminals with  four AK 47 rifles,  one pump action, 250 rounds of live ammunition and eight magazines.

Governor Ortom said the stick approach would be applied after the carrot approach that was used during the period of amnesty and noted that no criminal would henceforth be spared.

Earlier, the Benue State Commander of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Samuel Ahungwa Zungwenen told the Governor that members have been apprehending fake currency dealers and other criminals  and requested him to equip  and furnish their new headFor Advert: Call 08171607004, 09058228464 Follow us on Twitter @idomavoice, @idomanews Send us releases at idomavoice@gmail.com
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