CSO Distributes Tools To Bauchi Vigilante Groups

The Bauchi local government Community Security Working Group of Taimako Community Development Initiative, a civil society organisation (CSO), has empowered the youth wing of quasi-security groups with working tools to enable them to discharge their duties effectively.

Our correspondent reports that the empowerment was done under the ‘Youths Arise Project’ of Taimako Community Development Initiative in partnership with International Alert funded by the European Union.

The Chairman of the Community Security Working Group in Bauchi local government, Nuruddeen Yusuf Abubakar Said that the exercise was designed to empower the local vigilante groups effectively fend off all possible minor security issues prevalent in their communities through the active involvement of youths who are often accused of being perpetrators of a security breach.

He said youth vigilante groups are drawn from areas identified to be security prone within Bauchi local government benefits from the scheme.

Mr Abubakar said youth vigilantes in Lushi, Kusu, Wuntin-Dada and Kandahar were enlisted as beneficiaries. Each community was given 10 torchlights, bamboo sticks and whistles.

Speaking, the Chief Imam of Lushi Jumma’at Mosque, Adamu Mohammed said that the materials will go a long way in supporting the operations of youths who volunteered to contribute towards improving security in their communities.

He called on parents and guardians to avoid shielding suspects accused of a breach so as sustain peace in the area through cooperation

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