A new code of conduct to guide the activities and practice of Vigilantes, Hunters and other voluntary groups in Adamawa has been unveiled.
The code of conduct comprises the areas and jurisdictions ,duties and services of the voluntary policing groups as well as their roles in the society.
The Permanent Secretary, Security, in the state, Alhaji Suleiman Usman, unveiled the code on Thursday in Yola.
Usman said that the code was initiated by the Adamawa Government with the collaboration of Security Agencies in the state and supported by EU and British Council through Managing Conflict in Nigeria ( MCN).
Sulaiman said that the aims and objectives of the code was to guide the groups on how to operate in acceptable and proper manner.
” The Code of conduct is designed to guide voluntary groups that include Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Hunters, Civilian Joint Tasks Force among others ,on how to operate appropriately.
” Because, the contributions of voluntary policing sectors have solved many security challenges in our dear state”. Sulaiman said.
He called for more understanding between security agencies and the voluntary policing sector for more successes in protecting lives and property of the citizens in the state.
Abdulkadir Bello Ahmed, state team lead, Managing Conflicts in Nigeria Program of the British Council commended all the stakeholders for their contributions.
Ahmed also appreciated the Adamawa government for it maximum support to the MCN program and Voluntary Policing Sector Groups across the state.
In their separate good will messages, the representatives of Police, DSS, NSCDC and other stakeholders in the state applauded British Council for its support to the Code and coming up with other solutions to security challenges in the state especially coordination forums between Voluntary Policing Sector groups and the formal Security Agencies