Insecurity in Niger ; Ex Servicemen to partner Vigilante groups.
YAHAYA ZAKKA MINNA
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has stated that he has started high level discussion between the State Chapter of Nigerian Vigilante Group and the Niger State Council of the Nigerian Legion on how to work together to stem the tide of insecurity across the state.
Governor Sani Bello stated this at the Lunch of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem held at the Government House, Minna.
The Governor said he believes that with the training and experiences of the Ex service men particularly those who are still strong among them, the collaboration will add value to the efforts of Government in curbing the security menace in some parts of the State
He emphasised the need to support the fallen heroes who paid the supreme price with their lives while others got injured so as to contribute to nation building praying for the repose of the departed souls of the fallen heroes and for God to continue to sustain those alive and their families.
The Governor donated substantial amount of money as his personal support to the Legion, and also directed all political appointees to support them financially so as to enable them run their Association effectively
Earlier, the Chairman Nigerian Legion Niger State Council, Comrade Abubakar Musa Kutigi said the Launch is a yearly event aimed at paying tribute to all heroes who paid the supreme price living some with various degrees of injuries as a result of their efforts towards keeping the people safe.
Comrade Musa Kutigi also enjoined all and sundry to support the Legion morally and financially, saying that no amount given will be adequate for the sacrifices they have made.
He appreciates the Governor and all those who contributed towards improving the lots of the families of the fallen heroes across the State