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Council advocates capacity training for security personnel

Commander General of the Council, Amb. Joshua Osatimehin during salute at the event

The Nigerian Hunter Council, has intensified its capacity training for its members towards enhancing 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 4-day Security Summit for Officers and Men of the Council from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.

Theme of the Summit is “Improving Internal Security System In Nigeria”, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin said Nigerian Hunter Council was repositioned for result oriented fight against insecurity in the country.

He called for discipline, patriotism and commitment among officers and men of the Council towards realizing its mandate.

While commending, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin applauded the support of the Senate towards the passage of Nigerian Hunter Council’s Bill, noted that when passed into law it would improve the security apparatus of Nigeria.

In a message, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Interior, Sen. Kazzim Shetima lauded the efforts of Nigerian Hunter Council in combating insurgency, banditry and other forms of insecurity, especially in the Northern part of the country.

The Lawmaker who expressed concern over the state of insecurity in the country urged the Senate to support the passage of Nigerian Hunter Council’s Bill before the Senate to improve the security of lives and property.

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum said Nigerian Hunter Council had been supportive to the fight against insecurity in the state.

The Governor who was represented by his Special Assistant on Security Matters, Mohammed Bello said that the State Government would continue to provide necessary logistics to the Council towards complementing the efforts of Government in combating insecurity.

In their separate good will messages, the representatives of Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Deputy Commandant in charge of Private Security Guard, Chinedu Igboe and FCT Commissioner of Police, Gwagwalada Area Commander of Nigeria Police Force, Zainab Ibrahim promised to collaborate with Nigerian Hunter Council towards protecting lives and property of Nigerians.

The event featured parade, lectures and presentation of awards to key partners of the Council over the years.

Reporting by Matthew Ayoola; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare