Edo State Governor ,Mr Godwin Obaseki has hailed members of Edo State Community Vigilante Security Network for their bravery in confronting kidnappers in the Ahor axis of Aduwawa by-pass along Benin-Auchi expressway.
The security network, in collaboration with the police command in Edo and other security agencies also on Monday rescued seven kidnap victims and killed three suspected kidnappers during an operation in Ahor community, after the rescue of 13-kidnap victims at the weekend.
With the seven rescued victims on Monday and the 13 last Saturday, the total number of victims rescued by the security agencies is now 20. The governor, while speaking during a meeting with members of the vigilante security network and heads of various security agencies in the state, held at the Government House, Benin City, hailed the gallantry of the vigilante network.
To boost their morale, the governor donated 15 additional operational vehicles to them to enhance their performance in tackling crime in the state.
“I get daily reports of the success of your activities and successes recorded in recovering arms and ammunition, as well as your efforts in recapturing escapees from the prison jailbreak. I want to commend you for the role you played in supporting the over-stretched federal security agencies in maintaining law and order in various communities. I thank you for the risks you are taking for us.”