Kwali re­cruits 50 vig­i­lante mem­bers to tackle cat­tle rustling

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Dis­turbed by the in­ces­sant cases of cat­tle rustling in var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties of the FCT, au­thor­i­ties of Kwali Area Coun­cil would re­cruit 50 vig­i­lante mem­bers in or­der to check­mate ac­tiv­i­ties of cat­tle rustlers in the area.

Chair­man of the coun­cil, Ibrahim Daniel, who dis­closed this dur­ing an emer­gency meet­ing with tra­di­tional rulers, district and vil­lage heads in the area, stressed the need to im­prove se­cu­rity in the coun­cil.

He said that the coun­cil has di­rected men of the State Se­cu­rity Ser­vice (SSS) in the area to look at the per­sonal record of people be­fore they are en­gaged into the vig­i­lante group.

“Al­ready the

coun­cil

has di­rected the SSS to carry out thor­ough screen­ing so that bad eggs are not found among them, while the po­lice will also ad­vise the coun­cil on the kind of equip­ment to be pro­vided for the vig­i­lante group be­cause we are try­ing to see how the group will as­sist in giv­ing use­ful in­for­ma­tion to both SSS and the po­lice,” he added.

The coun­cil chair­man, there­fore, ad­vised all tra­di­tional rulers to be se­cu­rity con­scious and watch the kind of people that come into their do­mains.

PHOTO:

A scene of an ac­ci­dent at Gada-Biyu vil­lage, on Abuja-Lokoja road on Tues­day.

ABUBAKAR SADIQ ISAH

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