…wants patrol vehicle, 25 walkie talkie radio, others
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
As part of efforts to curb security challenges in Port Harcourt City Local government Area , in Rivers State, the Diobu Vigilante Volunteer group has demanded for patrol vehicle, walkie talkie radio massages and to be absorbed as part of Port Harcourt City Local government Staff.
The Vigilante group made this demand yesterday during their courtesy visit to the Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local government, Hon. Sunny –Ejekwu who they believe would communicate their request to the State governor Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike .
It would be recalled that group also visited the former Niger Delta warlord Chief Ateke Tom who promised to encourage them to raid Port Harcourt of criminality
The group reiterated that mobility, communication and logistics are the major things hindering their operation, adding that if their demands are granted the issue of criminality in the Port Harcourt City and its environs would drastically reduced.
Presenting their request letter to Hon. Ejekwu, the Secretary to the Vigilante group, Prince Amatari Bipeledei pleaded with the council chairman to include them in the council pay roll which he said will strengthen the manpower to curb criminal activities in the area.
He also told our correspondent that Ateke Tom has accepted to assist them on the issue of logistic, communication and security patrol vehicle, stressing that the Local government chairman who is the chief security officer of Port Harcourt is expected to o more.
Responding, the caretaker committee chairman of the council, Sunny Ejekwu assured the vigilante group that their request would be treated with utmost attention considering the security challenges in the state.
he encouraged the group to extend their efforts to outside Diobu and to set up more unit of vigilante groups in the area to ensure that the hoodlums does not have any hide out which he said will encourage development in the area.