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Anambra To Introduce Uniforms And ID Cards For Vigilante.

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Anambra State government may have initiated a grand plan to launch both uniforms and official identity cards for all vigilante units in the state, for the purposes of proper identification and checkmating of the proliferation of pump action guns in the state. This development, according to the government, was to help in distinguishing between bonafide members of Anambra Vigilante Group, AVG, from the impostors who government said are hell-bent on tarnishing the image of the outfit in the state. Chairman of Vigilante Supervisory Committee and Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Vigilante Matters, Chief Ikechukwu Aduba who disclosed this yesterday in a press statement shortly after a crucial meeting with the state council of traditional rulers, said it is mandatory for every AVG unit and their operatives to obtain copies of the official code of conduct pamphlet of AVG to act as a guideline for all registered members. Aduba, a retired Commissioner of Police, frowned at the proliferation of illegal vigilante outfits in the state, adding that “the central vigilante of the 177 communities are hereby mandated to compile the list of all such illegal outfits in their various areas within two weeks and submit same to his office for proper harmonization. The statement also directed the coordinators of Anambra South and Anambra Central units of the AVG to form a task force in collaboration with the Police Area Commanders in Awka and Nnewi to mop up all unregistered groups in their areas of jurisdiction, with an emphasis on confiscation of all unregistered pump action guns littering the entire state. He also warned against misuse of AVG patrol vehicles procured by the state government and handed over to the AVG units in all the 177 communities in the state, adding that traditional rulers, as Chief Security Officers, CSOs of their various communities must approve the formation of any new AVG outfit in any of the communities.


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