By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The personnel of Hunter Group of Nigeria (HGN), has rounded up a 4-day training seminar in Lokoja the Kogi state capital.
The in-house training which is tagged, “In-house Capacity Building Workshop For Hunter Group of Nigeria” commenced on March 25, 2021 and was rounded up on the 28th of the same month.
The training of the hunters was conducted by the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Security Services (DSS).
Speaking to the personnel of the HGN, the Commandant General of the Group, Ambassador Osatimehin Joshua urged his men to take home what they have been taught and to rigorously implement them while discharging their duties .
He also charged them not to see themselves as men of the Nigeria Police but to see themselves as partners in the fight against crime and criminality.
He further urged them to be good ambassadors of the group and to prove that hunter Group of Nigeria, North Central zone is doing a great job.
“That you have been trained by the police doesn’t mean that you are a policeman, respect the constitution and respect the rules,” he added.
Ambassador Joshua further revealed that the Kogi state HGN is the best unit in the country.
The CG also commended the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello as the most popular and vibrant governor in the country
“Before he assumed office, whenever I am traveling through Kabba Obajana road, it is like you have signed your death warrant, but as a soon as he assumed office, he cleared the road,” Osatimehin said.
Further speaking, he appealed to the Governor to help provide logistical, material and financial support for the group.
“I want you to assure you that we are ready to be part of the Governor’s success.
“We can apprehend criminals with our barehands, we need ammunition, vehicles, a befitting office,” the CG added.
Ambassador Joshua also pleaded with the Governor to consider at least placing the personnel of HGN on a monthly salary.
He said this will propel his men to fight criminals with more vigour.
He further revealed that officers of HGN would soon be appearing before the Senate for the final reading sequel to the final passage of the bill.
The occasion was attended by traditional rulers from Kogi and other states of the North Central zone.