Tete, according to sources, deployed the vigilantes strategically in all the towns and clans of the area following a security meeting he held with the traditional rulers and president-generals of the various kingdoms in the locality.
As part of the arrangement, the president-generals of the seven kingdoms in the LGA had already provided patrol vehicles and other necessary logistics in addition to the council’s provisions “for the effective operations of the local vigilantes.”
The local government council has resolved to grant the vigilantes periodic seminars and training, it was further gathered.
According to The PUNCH, the measures were taken on Monday by the security committee of the local government council with a view to preventing criminals from taking undue advantage of the noticeable absence of policemen at their duty posts and also to avert the perpetration of unlawful acts of jungle justice in all its ramifications
This is as policemen continue to shun the directive to return to their duty posts as an aftermath of the #EndSARS protest