The Nigerian Hunter Council, NHC, has intensified capacity training exercises for its members in order to ensure effective security of lives and property in all rural communities nationwide.
The Commander-General of the council, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin, stated this in Abuja during a four-day security summit for officers and men of the NHC from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
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Speaking on the theme of the Summit: “Improving Internal Security System In Nigeria”, Osatimehin said the NHC had been repositioned for a result-oriented fight against insecurity in the country.
He, therefore, called for discipline, patriotism and commitment among officers and men of the council towards realizing its mandate.
While commending the support of the Senate towards the passage of the Nigerian Hunter Councils Bill, Osatimehin noted that when passed into law it would improve the security apparatus of Nigeria.
In a message, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Interior, Senator Kazim Shetima, lauded the efforts of the NHC in combating insurgency, banditry and other forms of insecurity, most especially in the Northern part of the country.
The lawmaker, who expressed concerns over the state of insecurity in the country, pledged the Senate’s support towards the passage of the Nigerian Hunter Councils Bill before it to improve the security of lives and property in the country.
On his part, the Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, said the NHC had been supportive in the fight against insecurity in the state.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Security Matters, Mohammed Bello, stated that the state government would continue to provide necessary logistics support to the Council towards complementing the efforts of the government in combating insecurity.
The event featured a parade, lectures and presentations of awards to those who have supported the Council over the years.