The Establishment of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria could be traced to the year 1870, it was established to put an end to the rising wave of criminal activities by complementing the efforts of security agencies. All sorts of vices ranging from murder, rape, theft, etc were being perpetrated wantonly. Consequently, elders in Nigeria thought it necessary that civil defence organization should be reinstated. Thereafter the Vigilante Group of Nigeria was established to assist the Nigeria Police to protect lives and properties and prevent crimes. Therefore, we the entire members have irrespective of our religious tribal and ethnic differences firmly resolved to established the Vigilante Group of Nigeria to assist the police to combat crime and to maintain law and order. AND SO WE HEREBY DO give to ourselves the following constitution.
DR. USMAN MUHAMMAD JAHUN, fsi
The mission of the Group is "to help secure a safe and just society in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities are properly safeguarded".