Kogi State Security Trust Fund has donated motorcycles to the local hunters’ group across the 21 local government areas of the state as part of the government’s effort to ensure a secured environment for rural dwellers.
The Fund also called on corporate bodies and public-spirited individuals to team up with the security fund to procure more equipment for security agencies in the interest of the people.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony on Friday shortly after the end of the year stakeholders meeting held in Lokoja, the chairman of the Trust Fund, Alhaji Samari Teina Abdulmalik, said the motorcycles were procured to boost security in the state.
The chairman who added that the motorcycles were tailored towards assisting members of the hunters’ group reach difficult terrains commended the leadership of the vigilance groups for their sacrifices, commitment and support to the security agencies in the state.
He, therefore, tasked the local hunters and other related agencies to use the opportunity to enhance collaboration with security agencies at the grassroots and community levels.
Abdulmalik also cautioned unconventional security outfits in the state to ensure that their operational conduct is guided by security agencies in the state at all times.
He commended Governor Yahaya Bello for the sustained support, saying it would go a long way in preventing crimes and enhancing security as well as safety of residents.