Adamawa Security: Hunters association banned for impersonating security officers, working odd hours

“The ban of the Hunters follow reports of abuse of the rules of engagement and lack of regard to the traditional institution and security agencies.

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Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

The Adamawa government has banned the operations of Professional Hunters Association of Nigeria across the state’s 21 local government areas.

The order is contained in a statement issued by Humwashi Wonosikou, the Press Secretary to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri on Monday in Yola.

According to the statement, Mr Fintiri outlawed the association following reports of abuse of rules of engagement and security threats by the hunters.

Mr Fintiri said recent happenings in Demsa, Numan, Lamurde, Guyuk and Shelleng LGAs forced the government to take the immidiate action.

“The ban of the Hunters follow reports of abuse of the rules of engagement and lack of regard to the traditional institution and security agencies.

“The operations and activities of the association in the Five Local Government areas mentioned earlier, has become a source of concern and insecurity.”

The governor said the activities of the hunters was “causing public disturbance and henceforth, should desist from performing any function under the guise of providing security to the public.

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“More worrisome is the fact that the association operates independent of any security organisation in the Five Local Government Areas,” he added.

He noted that their activities gave room for suspicion of their motive and intentions especially that they were operating in Nigerian security agencies uniforms and during odd hours.

The governor therefore directed security agencies to ensure that the proscribed Professional Hunters Association adhered to the ban.

“I urge security agencies and the traditional institution to collaborate and ensure that peace is maintained across the State before, during and after the Yuletide and New Year festivities,” Mr Fintiri said.

(NAN)

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