Insecurity: Police partner hunters to comb bushes, fight crime in Imo

The Imo State Police Command on Monday solidified synergy with the Nigerian Hunters Council, Imo State Chapter, to join forces and fish out ...


The Imo State Police Command on Monday solidified synergy with the Nigerian Hunters Council, Imo State Chapter, to join forces and fish out criminal elements in the 27 local government areas of the state .

The State Commissioner of Police, Hussiun Rabiu, disclosed this at the State Police Headquarters, Owerri, Imo State capital during the group’s visit.

The CP said, “The Police is going to work hand-in-hand with the hunters to combat crime and criminality in Imo State and South East in general.”

While expressing delight over the visit, the CP said he had been looking for an opportunity to interface with the group.

The CP said, “The hunters are a very important organization in every community, the hunters can be engaged and provide security and vital information to security agents on the hideout of criminals in the bushes.”

Speaking also, the group Assistant Commandant General South East Zone, Ihe Nwosu, commended the Commissioner of Police for the synergy, while promising to work according to the tenets of the law.

The Assistant Commandant General South East Zone noted that with the partnership of the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Hunters Council, the achievement recorded in the Kogi State, North East and North West, in the fight against banditary was achieved.

The South East Assistant Zonal Commandant, noted that the outfit has over 2,000 hunters across the 27 of the state, and have passed the first and second reading at the National Assembly, while soliciting for the approval of Police for the group to use one of there out stations for training and re-training of hunters in crime fighting.

Contributing, a stakeholder of the group, Barr. Okey Ozuzu, posited that hunting activities operates day and night, which the epi-center of hunting is in the bushes and forest where criminals take refuge, he added that hunters have peculiar knowledge of track roads in the Communities, they are the owners of bushes and forest, which according to him, gives them the advantage of being in prime position to see and report any crime suspect.

He appealed to the government to support the hunters in their efforts to fight crime and equip them, according to him, modern criminality requires more pump action guns, mobility, amongst other things to enhance their performance.

 

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