Hunters Group of Nigeria, HGN, has described the first reading of Nigerian Hunters’ Bill at the Senate as a welcomed development.
Speaking with newsmen on the Bill in Abuja, the Commandant General of Hunters Group of Nigeria, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin said the Bill when passed into Law, would further strengthen security of lives and property of Nigerians most especially at the grassroots.
Ambassador Osatimehin stated that the move would also compliment the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration efforts in combating insecurity in the country. He therefore commended the Senate for it’s determination in boosting the nation’s security apparatus through the Hunters Group of Nigeria.
According to him, the Group has over the years been providing support to the nation’s security agencies through intelligence gathering and arrest of criminals across the country most especially in the Northern part of the country where Boko Haram and insurgents have been killing and kidnapping innocent Nigerians.
Ambassador Osatimehin said the recent resolve of Northern Governors to work with hunters in checking insecurity in the region would also go a long way in protecting people in the area.
He therefore solicited more support and collaboration from all other State Governments in the area of security to ensure rapid development of the country.
While describing security as vital to national economic development of the country, the Commandant General said Hunters Group of Nigeria would continue to support the present Administration in achieving its goals in the area of security.
He stressed the need for all Nigerians to always be security conscious and support efforts aimed at protecting lives and property in the country.