The Chairman of the State Vigilante Supervisory Committee and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Vigilante Matters,
Chief Ikechukwu Aduba has made a clarion call on the citizenry to rise up to what he described as new security challenges in Anambra state.
In a statement in Awka, Chief Aduba observed that certain grey areas have started emerging in the state's security network in the shape of circumstances yet to be determined.
He however said the AVG would intensify efforts in grassroots security initiative and called on traditional rulers to work in tandem with Central Vigilante in their communities to stem all forms of crimes and criminality.
The AVG boss warned that the state government might be compelled to stop the monthly stipends of traditional rulers of communities that are performing below expectations on matters concerning grassroots security.
Chief Aduba who is a former Commissioner of Police however stated that government has an impressive reward system for informants and actors in the fight against vandalisation and criminal activities in the state.
The State Vigilante Supervisory Committee Chairman disclosed that after a recent three-day sensitization tour of the state by members of his committee, they discovered that vigilante operatives are generally bogged down by problems of lack of operational patrol vehicles to replace broken down ones.
Chief Aduba highlighted other challenges of the AVG to include, absence of insurance scheme and the paucity of monthly stipends for Vigilante operatives, pointing out that efforts are being made to redress the imbalance.
The AVG boss further called on the Police in the state to carry it's stop-and-search operations into the midnight and early hours of the day in order to further stem criminal activities, adding that his agency would continue its relentless fight against crime to sustain Governor Willie Obiano's efforts in the ongoing impressive socioeconomic growth of the state.