Osun State Police Command has reiterated that it will continue to explore the service of vigilance groups for crime prevention and management in the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Dorothy Gimba, stated this in Osogbo, at a one day workshop organised for members of the Osun State Police Vigilance Group.
Gimba who noted that the state vigilance group had been assisting the police in its operations, maintained that the workshop would go a long way to streamline the activities of the group in the state.
While saluting the group for their ingenuity and determination in crime control and management, the Osun Poilice Commissioner emphasised the need for the group to continue to give intelligent report to enhance their operations.
Gimba who called on members of the vigilante group to always abide by the rules and regulations, urged them to desist from any act that could tarnish the image of the group.
The police boss who used the occasion to specially commend the leader of the group, Alhaji Ridwan Hussain Yah’Salam for his faithfulness, activeness and commitment, further enjoined the participants not to take the workshop with levity, while they should go back to their various stations and demonstrate all what has been taught by the resource persons.
Gimba, however, called on other vigilance groups in the state to emulate Alhaji Ridwan Yah’Salam to ensure safety of life and property.
In his speech, Chairman, Osun State Harmonised Vigilante Group, Alhaji Ridwan Hussain Yah’Salam lauded the state police command for organising the workshop for his group, said the workshop would go a long way in preparing his members for future challenges.
Yah’Salam noted that the group would continue to collaborate with and support the police in all ramifications to ensure safety of lives and properties in the state.
He lauded the State Police Command for its support and cooperation towards the group, submitting that the vigilante group would not rest on it soars. Some participants at the workshop who included Mr Sola Adeleke and Mr Ahmed Taiwo, expressed optimism that the training would aid their performance.