Governor Peter Obi on Saturday presented 250 patrol vehicles fitted with sophisticated security gadgets to registered vigilance groups in the 177 communities in Anambra State.
The ceremony, which was graced by security chiefs, traditional rulers, market leaders, government officials and other stakeholders in the state took place at the Ekwueme Square, Awka.
While each community received one vehicle each, others received more than one depending on their population.
Obi said the vehicles for each town would be restricted to the community specifically for security purposes.
He warned against use of the vehicles to provide escort to politicians and other non-security related activities.
The governor also presented cheques worth over N250m to all the towns in the state, with the least receiving N1.3 million, to pay 10 vigilantes per town and for fuelling of the vehicles for a year.
He said some towns would receive more because they would have more than 10 vigilante people depending on their population and size.
He said government had purchased more than 300 vehicles for security agencies in the state as well as assisted them in various ways, including building roads in barracks because “they work for the good of the people of the state.”