IJEBU-ODE – A vigilance group, the Obanta Safe and Secure Central Vigilante (OSSCV) of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, has called on the Federal Government to develop a compulsory military training programme for citizens.
“This will give room for the absorption of the military training programme,’’ Ayankoya said.
He called on government and private organisations to assist his group’s members in checking criminal activities in the Ijebu-Ode area.
Ayankoya however said the fight against crime would be difficult if law enforcement agents were not adequately equipped.
“We have been trying to assist the police to curb crime in Ijebu-Ode in our own little way.
“We have curtailed the activities of cult groups and armed robbers who had been a major source of concern in Ijebu-Ode.
“However, our challenges remain inadequate finances and logistics,” he said.
Ayankoya expressed worry over the problem of paucity of funds facing local councils in the area, saying this had prevented them from fulfilling their obligations to the group.
OSSCV is a member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, a body comprising vigilance groups in the country.(NAN)