Police begin training for Vigilante Group on intelligence gathering

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The Nigerian Police in Lagos on Monday began a five-day training for members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria on intelligence gathering.

The Deputy Commander of the group, Mr Emmanuel Ayirise, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the training in Ikeja that no fewer than 200 members were being trained.

“No fewer 200 registered members of the group are already present here and more are still coming to register.

“Like I said, the training, which has started already is going to be a five-day basic training on intelligence gathering, physical training and on community policing.

“I also want to make it clear that the training has begun unlike what others are saying,” Ayirise said.

NAN reports that the members of the group were seen with their kits while registering for the course.

A member of the group, Mr Kazeem Mohammed, told NAN that he was happy to be part of the training, adding that he would better equipped for the job after the course.

Another member, who pleaded anonymity, said that he was privileged to be among the trainees, noting that it would make him more grounded in community policing and vigilance.

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