The Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Ogun State Command has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to assent a bill, seeking for the establishment of VGN as a federal government security agency in Nigeria.
The State Commander of VGN, Commandant Adedoyin Nureni said this at a day retreat programme tagged “Corporate Image and Success of Vigilante Group of Nigeria Ogun State Command” held at Ogun State Command headquarters, Abeokuta.
He explained that the bill is currently on the table of President Buhari, appealing to him (Buhari) to assent the bill adding that it would make VGN to have legal backing.
He maintained that if President Buhari should assent the bill, the organisation will have legal backing and they will be able to discharge their services more effectively.
He explained that “A lot of effort have been put in place in Sabbisa forest in conjunction with the men of Nigeria Army, adding that, that alone have really shown that VGN will do more if they have legal backing.
Nureni however explained the issue of kidnapping as most worrisome situation Nigeria are facing everyday.
His words “If you look at the global trend of kidnapping, Nigeria is ranked number five which mean that the issues of kidnapping is getting worrisome these days.
He maintained that Nigeria have experienced different form of kidnapping like, kidnapper for slave trade, kidnapper of brides and people are demanding for ransom for kidnapping.
According to him, we don’t want the issue of insurgency to happen here, we know Nigeria for being enjoying unity, peace in the past, so we don’t want that to extend to the south west because if we allow that to spread to the south, then we will have problem in Nigeria.
“We have heard incidents of these issues in Ekiti, Ondo state and they would have enter Ogun State if not for the effort of our men in collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force.”
He further explained the issue of a woman that was accosted in Ogun State, planning to bring in a lot of arms and ammunitions for kidnappers, confessing that they are coming to Ogun state and start kidnapping business.
He hinted that the reason for organising the programme was to introduce VGN to the latest patern being used by the kidnappers.
His words “I have made up my mind that any form of crime and criminality will not be condone here during my time.”