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DFID trains 70 vigilance members in Jigawa

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DUTSE – The Justice for All (J4A), an arm of the Department For International Development (DFID), on Thursday commenced a four-day training for 70 members of Nigerian Vigilante Group in Jigawa to provide security in the state.
The J4A Programme Officer, Mrs Valkamiya Ahmadu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that the training was to build the capacities of the members of the group in providing security to the communities.
Ahmadu explained that local communities were often neglected in terms of provision of security, hence the need to strengthen such organisations.
She said that the training was on management, recruitment strategies and planning as well as human rights.
According to her, human right is an important element in the society and there is need for them to be educated on such.
“The training will equip them on how to respect the individual’s right and also educate them on their own right while performing their duties.
“In carrying out this voluntary service, they must comply with the rules and regulations that cover international standard and national law on human rights.”
The officer said that similar exercise had been conducted in Kano, Enugu, Niger, Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory.
In his remarks, the state Commander of the vigilance group, Mr Usman Jahun, commended DFID for the gesture, noting that the training would improve their service delivery to the people.
Jahun said that the vigilance group had been working with other security operatives in providing security in the state.
He commended Gov. Sule Lamido for his support and cooperation to the group in ensuring security in the 27 local government areas of the state. (NAN)

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