VGN Commander in Ughelli South calls for operational equipment
By Godwin Utuedoye
The Commander of Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) in Ughelli South LGA, Mr Moses Adazor has called for the provision of weapons and operational vehicles as well as adequate motivation to enable the group tackle cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, vandalization of pipeline and cultism effectively.
Moses Adazor made the call in an interview during which he spoke on the activities of the organization.
Adazor stated that the VGN recruited men into anti-robbery squads in Delta State which Ughelli South is part of but that the squads needed an operational vehicle, anti-robbery equipments and motivation to perform their duties effectively.
“We have anti-robbery squads in all the local government in the state, our men are fully on ground; but it’s just that there are no means of mobility, weapons and lack of motivation of members. If we have good operational materials, I assure you, armed robbery and crime generally will be very low in Delta State.
“We have talented men who are gifted, these are men who we believe can walk into the den of men of the underworld and disarm dare devil criminals. Yes, we have them but because there is no proper motivation from the government and the people, they see it as a voluntary job which you cannot compel them to do and hence if given a distress they can easily turn you down.
“We are therefore appealing to both individuals, the public and especially the government to provide the VGN in the different local government in the state with operational vehicles and for the National Assembly to quickly pass the VGN bill into law to enable our men have some form of monthly stipend or allowances to carter for their immediate needs, he said.
He added that the VGN need patrol vehicles as some of their men in the process of chasing robbers with motorcycles do run into cars and some died in the process.
“Government and meaningful individuals from the local government areas should think of the people who are taking charge of security at the grassroots, he appealed.”