Esan Solidarity Forum Inaugurates Edo State Security Network

…commissions Esan Atanakpa vigilante equipment, logistic

By: Okosun Dennis

As part of its efforts to strengthen security, keep the vagaries of Kidnappers and other Organised criminal gangs at bail, Esan Solidarity Forum is set to inaugurate Edo State Security Network in Edo Central Senatorial District (Chapter).

It was gathered that during the inauguration, there will be the official unveiling of Esan Atanakpa Vigilante Group, equipment and logistics which includes operational vehicles and motorbikes.

In a statement by the Chairman, Board of Trustees, the amiable Air Vice Marshal Anthony Okpere (retd) stated that the launch of the security network would take place on Thursday, 19th August, 2021 at Ewoyi Police Station, New Agbor Road, Uromi, by 1pm.


Atanakpa in Esan parlance is called “Tiger.” As an apex predator, is reputed for its fierce attack, agility and alertness hence Esan Atanakpa Vigilante Group would be saddled with the responsibility to carry out sundry patrols in all the nooks and crannies of the Senatorial district.

The epoch making event is expected to be attended by some Traditional rulers, Sons and Daughters of Esan land and the security community.

When fully activated it was further gathered, it would ensure a safer dwelling environment for business and commerce; guarantee peace, security and general well-being of the people of Esanland.

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