By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—THE Professional Hunters Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter has promised to assist the Federal government in the fight against terrorism.
The hunters said they were ready to help infighting terrorists provided they were incorporated in the salary scheme and provided with enough logistics to fight the terrorists.
The National Adviser of Board of Trustees of the association, Chief Yusuf Alao, disclosed this while receiving a confirmation certificate as the new National Adviser of the association.
He lamented the high rate of terrorism in the country, saying, the hunters are capable of fighting terrorism anywhere in the country.
He said: “The Federal Government ought to be paying us salaries as a way of encouraging us to fight the menace of terrorists in the country.
“The payment of salary to hunters is our rights, because we are working tirelessly for the Federal Government not only in the fight against terrorism, but, protecting lives and properties.”
He boasted that the hunters remained the most competent and powerful in fighting terrorism in Nigeria.
He said: “We, hunters, are capable to fight terrorists; we have the traditional power which makes us different from others in curbing terrorism in Nigeria.
“The police and the soldiers do not have the kind of power we have, and that is why some of them, while fighting the terrorists lose their lives in the process.
“The Federal Government should also consider us because we are doing great job for them, we are not relenting, most of the time we are always in the bush working diligently for government.”