From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Kogi State Chapter is to set up its own vigilante group that will work in synergy with the state security apparatus to rid the state of criminality.
The Chairman of the association, Alhaji Wakili Damina while briefing Journalists in Lokoja at the weekend, said that the gesture is aimed at complementing Governor Yahaya Bello’s efforts in the maintenance of peace and harmony between farmers and herders in the state.
The Chairman promised that the herders operating in the state will always remain loyal and law abiding in view of the assurances of security of lives and property given by the government.
Alhaji Damina also eulogised the state Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ede for his prompt response to complains and distress calls, which has saved a lot of crises between farmers and herders.
He explained that the vigilante’s major assignment will be passing intelligence to the security on kidnappers, rustlers and bandits as they are residing in the areas vulnerable to these types of criminal attacks.