The Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service, NHFSS, has commended the Ninth Senate over passage of Nigeria Hunter Council’s Bill.
The Commander General of the Service, Joshua Osatimehin gave the commendation in Abuja while speaking with newsmen on the passage of the Bill.
Ambassador Osatimehin who described the passage as a welcome development, said the move was as a result of the Senate’s commitment to finding a lasting solution to security challenges confronting the country.
The Commander General therefore appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to give his assent to the Bill to enable the country overcome its security problems.
According to him, NHFSS has been effectively repositioned towards complementing the efforts of other security agencies in combating banditry, terrorism, kidnapping, boko haram and other crimes in the country.
Ambassador Osatimehin explained that officers of the Service had over the years been trained on intelligence gathering, counter terrorism, anti – kidnapping and other ways of combating insecurity in line with international best practices.
He stated that the NHFSS had been supporting State Governments across the country in curtailing the activities of criminals who are using bushes and forests to perpetrate their crimes.
“We are complementing the efforts of the Military, Police, Civil Defence through our Agro Rangers to comb the forest which had successfully led to the arrest of some terrorists, bandits, boko haram, kidnappers and other criminals tormenting Nigerians” He stressed
Ambassador Osatimehin noted that given constitutional recognition to the activities of the NHFSS would further encourage its members to do more in the task of protecting lives and property in the country.
While congratulating members of NHFSS on the passage of the Bill, the Commandant General advised them not to relent in the discharge of their duties to ensure a crime free Nigeria.