By Bashir Bello, Abuja.
Governor Nasiru Idris of Kebbi State has pledged to see that operatives of Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS) are fully funded and equipped with arms and tools in order for it to checkmate the activities of criminals using forests as to perpetuate crimes
The Governor who was represented by the Special Adviser on Political Affairs and Power, Alhaji Kabiru Sani Giant spoke to journalists at the ongoing four days depertmental training of NHFSS, in Kebbi State.
According to the Governor, operatives Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Services have also helped in curbing criminal activities in Kebbi State there by making the state very safe. He vowed to speak with President Bola Ahmad Tinubu in order to see that the bill Seeking to give legal backing to the group is assented to.
“The Governor has also promised to speak with Mr President so that he will sign into law the bill that would establish NHFSS
“His Excellency has further promised to provide everything ranging from logistics to equipments that you need for the smooth operation of your group, Giant concluded.
The Director, Security Services in Kebbi, Abdulrahman Usman said that the security challenges facing Kebbi State have abated considerably since Governor Nasiru, assumed the mantle of leadership.
According to Director, the Governor took certain actions that boosted the morals of security and military personnel in the state.
He added that apart from purchasing the needed security equipments for security agencies, the Governor also paid the backlog of salaries and allowances the State Government owed security personnel in the state.
He further added that Governor Nasiru gave the directive to recruited over 400 personnel’ of Nigerian Huntes and Forest Security Service (NHFSS), who were trained on how to use modern weapons in order to assist the Police and Army in combating bandits who had terrorised the state.
He noted that with sustained efforts of the Governor, insecurity would soon be a thing of the past.
Speaking to journalists afterwards, Commander, Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS), Kebbi Command, Musa Husaini Rambo lauded the Governor for his efforts in ensuring that NHFSS personnel got the needed.
Rambo while thanking the Governor said that NHFSS still needs communication gadgets, vehicles and monthly allowances for it’s personnel.