Various security agencies in the country have been tasked to collaborate with local hunters to tackle the various security challenges bedevilling the nation.
The Commandant-General, Hunter Group of Nigeria, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin, gave the charge at the closing ceremony of a five-day Leadership Training for members of the group, held at Ode-Omu, state of Osun.
Ambassador Osatimehin assured that before the year runs out, the hunters’ group bill before the National Assembly would be passed.
He, however, admonished members of Hunter Group of Nigeria not to see themselves as competitors with conventional security agents rather as partners in ridding the society of crimes and criminality.
The Commandant-General, Hunters Group of Nigeria also called on traditional rulers and government at all levels to assist the group in the area of internal logistics.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Osun State Commandant, Hunters Group of Nigeria, Mr. Nureni Hammed, told the gathering that the five-day leadership Training had widen the horizon of members of the group, as they are now reformed security experts.
In their separate remarks, Osun State Director, Department of State Services; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja the Ist, and the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Larooye the second, expressed optimism that with the complimentary efforts of hunters, Nigeria would be a safe place for all.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola; the Osun SSG, Prince Wole Oyebamiji; the APC chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun and the Field Commander, Amotekun Corps, Comrade Amitolu Shittu were all decorated and presented with awards of excellence.