On Saturday the 28th of November 2020, Sani Bello the Governor of Niger state gave his word of honor to sponsor the education of children whose fathers are members of the states chapter of the Vigilance Group in Nigeria and lost their lives in a fight with some hoodlums.
Bello gave instructions that the data of those killed by the hoodlums be complied and forwarded to him through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The Governor applauded the efforts of the vigilante groups for taking the fight to the hideouts of the hoodlums, he stated that they were right to have done that.
He gave a stern warning to those that are informants for bandits and hoodlums, asserting that anyone caught would face the full wrath of the law.
Bello announced the donation of N260 million to the group, noting that provision of logistical support such as motorcycles, cars and firearms would also be made to equip them against bandits.
Responding, Aliyu Makiga, vice-chairman of the group, appreciated the continued support of the state government which, he said, had assisted them with the wherewithal to confront bandits