- Bauchi government is stepping up to support security agencies as part of efforts to tackle insecurity across the state
- No fewer than 10,000 hunters have been recruited to help in fighting banditry, kidnapping, and other crimes
- Umaru Alkaleri, the senior special assistant to the governor on security, disclosed this in Bauchi state on Sunday, July 11
Bauchi state - A total of 10,000 hunters have been recruited by the Bauchi government to complement the efforts of security agencies in the state in fighting insecurity and youths restiveness.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Alhaji Umaru Alkaleri, the senior special assistant to the governor on security made this known while briefing reporters on the security situation in the state.
It was gathered that the northern state took the decision as part of its resolve to promote neighbourhoods security and secure lives and properties of innocent citizens.
According to The Punch, Alkaleri explained that the hunters were registered across the 20 local government areas of the state.
The governor's aide further said they would be assisting in patrolling all nooks and crannies of the state, dislodging suspected bandits camps in the bush.
Insecurity a lucrative business in northern Nigeria
Earlier, the chairman of Action Alliance (AA), Adekunle Rufai, said because insecurity is lucrative in northern Nigeria it has remained unabated.
Rufai made the comment while addressing journalists in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Monday, July 12.
He called on the Nigerian government to diminish banditry and other forms of insecurity in the country, adding that the authorities have the primary responsibility of securing the lives and property of the people it is governing.
Nigeria needs prayers to overcome challenges
Meanwhile, the deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, said Nigeria needs prayers to overcome her current challenges.
Speaking on Sunday, July 11, at an Anglican Church in Sapele, Delta state, Senator Omo-Agege called on Nigerians not to despair over the challenges confronting the nation.
The event which held at St. John's Anglican Church, Orerokpe, Delta state, was graced by the governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and other dignitaries.