Fulani Launches Nomad Vigilance Outfits to Tackle Kidnapping in Nasarawa

Fulani Launches Nomad Vigilance Outfits to Tackle Kidnapping in Nasarawa

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

A Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has  declared war on kidnappers and other criminalities in Nasarawa state.

National President of the Association, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo stated this  in Lafia while launching a new security outfit Nomad Vigilance Nigeria(NVG) numbering over 1,144 of its youths carefully selected for the first phase out of over 4,000 nomad vigilante personnel recruited.

He said that the primary objective of the NVN is to help secure the livelihoods of farmers and herders, aid in information gathering and intelligence to the Nigerian security agencies of criminals and criminalities within the local communities as well as encourage peace in rural communities.

He said: “We wish to assure all concerned that the Nomad vigilante group volunteers were carefully selected, screened, profiled and will operate within the arm bit of the law. It is not created to replace or undermine the efforts of our existing security agencies but rather to purely compliment their work for the greater good of our country.

“The sole purpose of creating this outfit is for insuring peace, harmony and assist in addressing the serious levels of insecurity that have plagued our great nation which we condemned in totality

“In recognising the pivotal role they play, we wish to appeal for a more formalise integration into the state security ecosystem, as these volunteers are drawn from our communities, dedicating their time, skills to ensure the security and well being of all.”

The national president, who describes the ceremony as historic said: “Let it be the genesis of a new era for Nasarawa state and our dear nation. May the Nomad vigilante group serve as a beacon, guiding us towards a future where our communities are fortified, our security is unwavering, and peace prevails. With gratitude, determination, and a shared vision, let us embark on this transformative journey together.”

Also speaking, the National Secretary of the association,  Saleh Alhassan, explained further that the initiative is the manifestation of a shared commitment to economic prosperity, job creation, inclusivity, and the relentless fight against banditry, cattle rustling, hunger and poverty.

“This will emerge as a formidable force dedicated to establishing a sense of security that transcends the mere absence of conflict; rather about cultivating an environment where the vibrancy of our communities can flourish, and our people can pursue their livelihoods without fear or hindrance.”

“As we navigate the complex terrain of security challenges, we confront head on the menace of cattle rustling and banditry that has plagued our rural landscape, the Nomad vigilante group will serve as proactive stance against these threats by facilitating our economic prosperity, shielding our farmers and herders and other communities in Nigeria from the shadows of insecurity,” he said.

The Police Commissioner in the state, represented by the Assistant Commissioner Operations, Abdulraziz Aliyu, said they would operate with the group within the ambit of the law.

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