A vigilante group of traditional hunters with their weapons poses for a picture at the hunters’ camp in Maiduguri May 21, 2014. About 100 traditional hunters from villages in Borno state have gathered in the camp and volunteered to hunt for Boko Haram for the local government. The local government gives them two meals per day, according to the hunters. REUTERS/Joe Penney (NIGERIA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Osjones International Services Ltd, a management Consultancy Services will on Monday, hold a two-day Vigilante National Security Summit in Abuja.

A statement signed by the CEO of the company and programme coordinator, Mr Oluyemi Olaiya said that the summit is aimed at building capacities for vigilante officials and creating public awareness on their work in Nigeria.

According to Olaifa, the summit is in collaboration with Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) saying the summit which begins Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 will be declared open at 11am.

The theme for the summit is “Vigilante as Integral Part of Nigeria’s Security Architecture: a Core Value for Community Policing”.

Olaiya said there will be award presentations to friends and supporters of vigilante works in Nigeria even as he added that resource persons were expected from the Police, Civil Defence and other security experts.

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahaman Danbazau, FCT minister, Mohammed Bello and the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris were expected as special guests.

Olaifa said Vigilante was a community based security policing organisation saddled with the responsibility to scoop intelligence information for onward dissemination to other security agencies.

“The summit is to create public awareness on what vigilantes stand for. And further rekindle their knowledge on security activities and how to manage and disseminate intelligence information without distorting same.

“Essentially the event is for capacity building and to showcase the numerical strength of the vigilantes in Nigeria in order to correct the erroneous belief that it is for illiterates or dropouts,” he said