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NSCDC seeks hunters’ support to combat insecurity in Anambra
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State Command, has charged members of Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Services (NHFSS) in the state to avail the command of credible information to rid the state of criminals and other miscreants.
The State Commandant, Mr Edwin Osuala, gave the charge when members of the NHFSS paid a familiarisation visit in his office on Thursday.
Osuala described the hunters as very important elements in society, adding that the Corps would use their expertise to strengthen the operational framework in the state.
Earlier in his remarks, the Anambra State Commander of Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Services, Titus Ogudogwo, said the association, despite waiting for the signing of the bill establishing it, has been rendering a series of auxiliary services to the country through collaboration with existing relevant security agencies to strengthen the internal security system.
Ogudogwo said signing the bill into law will give the association the legal backing to chase criminals from the forests.
“As hunters, we are present in all the nooks and crannies of our forests and you will agree with me that some of these social enemies — the criminals — have made the forest their place of hibernation.
“We are patiently waiting for our bill to be signed into law to empower us to flush criminal elements out of our ungoverned spaces, which are mainly the forests, bushes, and farmlands,” Ogudogwo added.
He applauded the state commandant and the command for their resilience in restoring peace and normalcy in the state.