Odeda (Ogun) -The Ogun Police Command says it is ready to partner with local hunters to provide adequate security in the state.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Abdulmajid Ali, said this on Saturday while addressing the hunters at Odeda Police Divisional Headquarters in Odeda Council Area of the state.
Ali said the police had concluded plans to incorporate the hunters and other relevant groups in its security network for more effective policing of the state.
He said no serious police formation would jettison or underrate the role of hunters in intelligence gathering and effective policing of the community.
He assured the hunters of adequate support and protection if they (hunters) were law-abiding and operated within the ambit of the law.
Mr Kunle Ogundairo, Chairman, Odeda Zone Ogun Hunters’ Association, thanked the police for recognising the role of hunters in the provision of security in the area.
Ogundairo pledged total support of the hunters for the police in the efforts to protect lives and property in the area. (NAN)