Members of a vigilance group in Adamawa and Borno states, have been drilled on modern community policing.
The vigilante members, numbering about 700, were engaged in a week long training on the modus operandi of local policing.
Security challenges across Nigeria, has compelled the creation of complementary outfits like the contentious ‘Amotekun’, launched in the Southwest recently.
Leaders of the group said its members were capable of providing the needed complementary role towards ending Nigeria’s decade long Boko Haram terrorism.
Commandant General of Gallant Vigilante of Nigeria, Mohammed Jahun, speaking on Sunday during the closing ceremony, said his personnel were trained on wide range operational skills, aimed at tackling terrorism and criminality in general.
“He said, “we organized the training session so that conventional security agents like the police, NSCDC, FRSCN and NDLEA officials will equip our personnel with operational skills.
“Because the reality of times have beckon on us to play the needed role to combat this hoodlums”, he said.
He further revealed that his men have participated and also paid supreme sacrifices during engagements with Boko Haram terrorists, including the recent attack on Garkida town.
In the same vein, Adamawa state Commander, Adamu Abdullahi appealed to the state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, to support the group with operational vehicles.