Nwifuru approves recruitment of 2,600 youth into hunters’ services 

The Ebonyi state governor, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has approved the recruitment of 2,600 youth into the state command of the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS).

The governor’s approval is aimed at enhancing the capacity of security agencies in the state to fight crimes such as banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminalities, especially those committed in the forests.

Announcing the development, the Ebonyi state Commander of NHFSS, Igwe Larry, said the approval was a great testimony of the confidence of the state government in the ability of the NHFSS to contribute effectively to curbing insecurity in the country  by complementing the efforts of the Police, the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

Commander Larry, on behalf of the Commander General of NHFSS, Dr. Wole Joshua Osatimehin, thanked Governor Nwifuru for the kind gesture and pledged the commitment of the service to the security of lives and properties of the people of the state, especially in curbing forest- related crimes.

Reacting to the development, the Deputy Commander General of NHFSS in charge of Technical Services, Ambassador John Metchie urged other state governments to emulate Ebonyi state and recruit NHFSS personnel to complement the work of  the Police and other related security agencies to fight crimes across the country.