By: Habila Darofai
The Adamawa State Government has yesterday, 6 December,2021, banned the operations of the Professional Hunters Association of Nigeria across all the 21 Local Government areas of the State, especially in Demsa, Numan, Lamurde, Guyuk and Shelleng.
This follows by reports of abuse of the rules of engagement and lack of regard to the traditional institution and security agencies.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued to Newsmen by the Press Secretary to the Adamawa State Governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, the Governor Fintiri said, operations and activities of the association in the 5 Local Governments has become a source of concern and insecurity instead of the security it is fashioned to provide.
According to the statement, the activities of the Professional Hunters Association was capable of causing public disturbance and henceforth should desist from performing any function under the guise of providing security to the public.
“More worrisome is the fact that the association operates independent of any security organisation in the 5 Local Government areas, thereby giving room for suspicion of their motive and intentions especially that they operate in uniforms of our security agencies and at odd hours”.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, emphasized that security is everybody’s business, adding that “No group or anybody will be allowed to take the Law into their hands, disrespect to security agencies and the traditional institution”.
Fintiri, charged, the security agencies to ensure that the proscribed Professional Hunters Association adhere to the decision as Government will not fold its arms and watch criminals have their way.
“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”. He added