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Edo trains 1,500 vigilantes, hunters to curb crime

The Edo State Government has commenced a 10-day training for 1,500 operatives of the Edo State Security Vigilante Network (ESSVN), including hunters, as part of…

The Edo State Government has commenced a 10-day training for 1,500 operatives of the Edo State Security Vigilante Network (ESSVN), including hunters, as part of an effort to beef up the state’s security architecture and effectively combat crime.

City & Crime reports that the training is the third batch of vigilantes trained across the three senatorial districts on weapons handling, intelligence gathering, among others.

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Speaking with journalists at the Police Training School in the Ogida Barracks, Benin City, the Coordinator of ESSVN, Col Kole Omomia (Rtd), said over 3,574 vigilantes had so far been trained.

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