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Insecurity: NSCDC, Trains Personnel Of Hunters Group Of Nigeria


   ….Warns Them Against Jungle Justice

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measure to encourage synergy in tackling   the present alarming insecurity confronting parts of the nation, the Nigeria Security And Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has trained over 2000 members of Hunters Group of Nigeria HGN) in the South- East geo political zone of the country in various security techniques.

The intensive week long exercise in which participants were trained in areas of Surveillance, intelligence gathering among others, took place at the (NSCDC) training college in Oji River Council area of Enugu state, and featured (HGN) personnel from the five South- East states of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi.

Speaking during the passing out parade (POP), yesterday, the Commandant – General of NSCDC, Ahmed  Abubakar Audi, stated that the fight against the present insecurity challenges in Nigeria requires the support of all and sundry.

According to him, going by the intensive training the participants were subjected to during the exercise, “I have no doubt in my mind that they have been properly  equipped with security knowledge and technics that will enable them assist the law enforcement agencies in fishing out criminal elements in their hideouts in  South- East geo political zone of the country.

Represented by the Assistant Commandant- General, ACG, Raji Ibrahim, in charge of zone (K), made up of Enugu and Anambra Commands, with headquarters in Awka, the NSCDC boss, warned the HGN personnel to always avoid the temptation of taking laws into their hands or engaging in jungle justice when they apprehend Criminal suspects.

He said “whenever you nab a criminal suspect , the right thing to do is to hand him over to the relevant security agency for further actions, depending on the crime the person commits.

“With what I have seen here  today, you are going to succeed by the Grace of God. But  try to always put God first in all you do”, adding that they must also understand the rules of engagement, and must also not arrest innocent citizens or embark on vendetta while carrying out their duties .



 In his remark, Commandant General – of Hunters Group of Nigeria, Ambassador Osatimehim Joshua Wole, represented by the Deputy Commandant General, Mr. Emmanuel Umoh, had expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Interior for giving approval for use of the NSCDC facility for the training.

He noted that security remains every ones business whether in Nigeria or elsewhere, hence, all hands must always be on deck to tackle the problem in the country, and South East region, where Mr. Austin Nwangwu is presiding over as it’s Zonal Acting Commandant.

The HGN Chief, said no political leader, including South East Governors can record any meaningful achievement in atmosphere of insecurity.

Ambassador Wole, stressed  that the role of his organization which has presence in all the 36 of states of Nigeria, including the federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja in policing the nation, cannot be over-emphasised , especially in the face of the present insecurity difficulties bedeviling the nation.

The South East Zonal Acting Commandant of HGN, who is also in charge of Enugu state, Austin Nwangwu, in his brief speech, thanked the NSCDC Management for its disposition towards activities of the organization, assuring that if given legal teeth, they would continue to join forces with security agencies in fishing out hoodlums in the country.

 The HGN bill before the Nigeria’s  National Assembly NASS, has scaled through second reading, and is presently undergoing public hearing. 


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