The Vigilante Group of Nigeria has said it hope to be legislated and recognized as one of the reputable security agencies in the country after it has passed through the second reading at the National Assembly.
Speaking on behalf of the Security body, the Lagos State Commander, VGN, Jimoh Olawale said the group is a voluntary security organisation with support from private individuals. Commander Olawale added that if the VGN is being recognized by the Federal Government, it will help strengthen them and thereby improve the security situation across the country.
Olawale, who spoke at a training session on application and sensitization on security awareness organised by the members of the vigilante group of Nigeria to improve them in tacking security issues across the state, admonished participants to make effective use of the training. Commander Olawale also appreciated the Nigeria Police Force for their co-operation at all times.
The training session, which was facilitated by police officers, with lectures ranging from Community Policing, Terrorism and Surveillance, had in attendance all members of the VGN in Lagos State and some representatives from Osun State.
In his remarks, the Commander General, VGN, Usman Muhammad Jahun applauded the VGN lagos state chapter for its effort in securing lives and property at grass root levels across the state.