NSCDC Seeks Intel from Hunters to Secure Anambra’s Forests
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Anambra State command, is seeking the assistance of Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Services (NHFSS), to source credible information to rid the State of criminals and other miscreants.
The State Commandant of NSCDC, Edwin Osuala made the demand while addressing members of the NHFSS who paid him a familiarisation visit in his office at the State Command headquarters Awka.
Comdt. Osuala described the Hunters as very important elements in the society, saying the Corps would use their expertise to strengthen the security operational framework in the state.
“As critical stakeholder, your collaboration is vital towards providing a security friendly environment for all Anambra residents to operate.
“I call on you to come forward with relevant information that will aid security agencies in the state to succeed in ridding the state of all forms of criminality,” he declared.
Osuala, who reiterated that NSCDC remains committed to the maintenance of peace and security, appealed to NHFSS to partner the Corps and other relevant stakeholders in achieving better security in the State.
Earlier in his remarks, Titus Ogudogwo, the Anambra State Commander of Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Services ( NHFSS), said the association, despite waiting for the signing of bill establishing it, has been rendering series of auxiliary services to the country through collaboration with existing relevant security agencies to strengthen the internal security system.
According to him, signing the bill into law will give the NHFSS the legal backing to vacate 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 in law to empower us flush criminal elements in our ungoverned spaces which are majorly the forests, bushes and farmlands,” he posited.
He applauded the State Commandant and the command for their resilience in restoring restore peace and normalcy in the state.