The Nigeria Hunters Council (NHC), Katsina State Chapter, has volunteered to help the State Government win the war against banditry in the state.
The vow was made by Hajiya Ummah Dauda, Assistant Commandant General (ACG), on Thursday, when she accompanied other members of the organization on a courtesy call to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa.
ACG Ummah revealed to the SSG’s office that they are members of a group of warriors that hunt and know the jungle, and that they are willing to give their life for the purpose.
“As hunters, we are quite familiar with the forest, and the truth is that we are in a better position to assist the government in the fight against bandits. Furthermore, our members are well-protected, and bullets are unable to penetrate us. We’ve been trained as fighters and warriors.
“We have over a hundred employees in each local government region. We have more a hundred hunters in some LGAs, and they are all warriors.
“In the past, some of our members here have single-handedly apprehended bandits and handed them over to security operatives.
“Sir, with the state government’s approval, we are ready to go into the jungle and catch these criminals right now,” ACG Ummah announced.
She did, however, take use of the opportunity to request that the state government provide them with office space and other necessities in order for their job to be more effective.
Mustapha Inuwa, the Secretary to the State Government, thanked ACG Ummah and her team for volunteering to assist the government in the fight against the threat of bandits in the state, noting that security is everyone’s business in the state and that the government is willing to work with all genuine intending persons or groups in crippling the threat of bandits in the state.
Mustapha further stated that the administration will look into the potential of using them in the state’s continuing fight against hoodlums.