Insecurity: Kaduna Vigilance Service, trains 994 Personnel on modern tactics
By: Femi Mustapha
The Kaduna State Vigilance Service, KADVS, in collaboration with Operation Safe Haven, Jos, has re-trained nine hundred and seventy-four men and women of the Service from Southern Kaduna on modern tactics and ways to guard against crimes and criminalities in the area.
Speaking on Saturday during the passing out Parade of the trainees in Kafanchan, the Commander, commanding Operation Safe Haven Jos, Major General Ibrahim Ali, said the move was to equip and expose the men and women of the Kaduna State Vigilance Service on how to complement the activities of Government and other security agencies fighting crimes and criminalities in the society.
While challenging the trainees to make good use of the training they have acquired from the military in the past month, the OPSH Commander reiterated the commitment of the command to continue to support and explore ways of protecting the lives and property of the People at all times.
He noted with satisfaction that the passing out of the personnel will no doubt enhance the security architecture and contribute to local policing in Southern Kaduna.
Major General Ali reminded the trainees of the oath of allegiance administered to them, which he said has made them acquire the special status of civil law and code of conduct as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In a remark, the Commander, Kaduna State Vigilance Service, Brigadier General Umar Ibrahim retired, thanked the Military under Operation Safe Haven Jos, for agreeing to retrain their personnel, pointing out that it will in no small way, contribute to the fight against enemies of the state in communities.
He charged the trainees not to see their training as a license to intimidate people in their communities, but that they should strive to correct the abnormal in society.
Some trainees who spoke in an interview thanked the state government and the military for the opportunity given them to contribute their quota through Vigilance and pledged to work tirelessly even as they called for the support and cooperation of the people to succeed.
It was gathered that recently, over two hundred civilians in Sanga and Jema’a Local Government Areas were trained by Operation Safe Haven to improve the security of lives and fight criminal agents within the society.