SECURITY: Activities Of NHFS Banned In Afikpo North

Afikpo North Council Chairman, Hon. Uche Ibiam on Wednesday, placed an indefinite ban on the activities of Nigeria hunters and forest security is the Area.

In a statement personally, signed by the council chairman, advised the members of the group to proceed to any police station close to them and handover all arms and ammunition in their possession without delay or be ready to face the music, stressing that, illegal security outfit cannot be allowed to operate in the area.

His statement reads;

"The attention of Afikpo North Local Government  has been drawn to the activities of an illegal group called "Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service" who parades itself as a security Outfit but lacks a well defined mandate and corresponding authority.

"This security group, which is not recognized by any Law known to Nigeria and Nigerians; nor has its activities under the control and monitoring of the Nigerian Police and other sister security agencies, has members who wield riffles and other dangerous weapons with which they terrorize law abiding citizens of Afikpo North Local Government Area, particularly inside the forests, is hereby void and its members consequently disbanded forthwith and with effect from Wednesday, 12th October,2022.

"To this end, Security Agencies in Afikpo North Local Government Area and all the legitimate security architecture of the LGA have been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone parading himself as a member of this  illegal Group.

"Members of the public are implored to continue to cooperate with the  Security Agencies well known to us and desist  from having any dealing with the proscribed Body as doing so amounts to aiding and abetting illegality, which is liable to prosecution as well.

"Any person or group of persons transacting any business with the disbanded rag-tag group, does so at his/her own peril.

"Members of the illegal. group are advised to handover all arms and ammunition in their possession to the nearest police station in their own best interest.

"May God continue to protect and bless the good people of Afikpo North Local Government Area and Ebonyi State at large, Amen".

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