The governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola, has recruited hunters to help stem the problem of insecurity in the state.
Speaking at the inauguration of the state chapter of Hunters Group of Nigeria (HGN) in Osogbo on Wednesday, Governor Oyetola charged them on patriotism, integrity, diligence, loyalty and honesty in the discharge of their duties.
He implored them to deploy their diverse resources to help conventional security operatives and keep the state safe.
“Today, we are inaugurating your group to further strengthen and widen our security architecture and management.
“We have put these layers of security in place in our firm belief that we are better secured when we harness our diverse security apparatuses and involve our people who know our terrain and who can effectively organise, coordinate and supervise them to complement the activities of conventional police.
“Consequently, we expect the various security outfits to work hand in hand with the police by guarding our communities and forests with integrity and diligence, providing intelligence, arresting suspects and handing them over to the Police for investigation and prosecution.
“I urge the members of the Osun Hunters Group of Nigeria that we are inaugurating today to follow in the steps of the extant security outfits to deliver security with integrity and complement the activities of other security agencies.
“All our security agencies must know that there is only one duty and that is to keep the State and People of Osun safe. This duty should unite all security outfits. Your loyalty should be to the people. Doing otherwise is against the code of your operation, the interest of the State and the nation”, Oyetola said.