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Nigerian senate plans law for hunters to tackle bandits, kidnappers

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The Senate has started a legislative process to enact a law that will legalize the activities of various hunter groups in Nigeria.

The proposed legislation will put to rest the notion that the groups lacked the constitutional powers.

Tagged ‘The Nigerian Hunters’ Council of Nigeria Bill, 2020 (SB. 477), the proposed law which has passed second reading, was sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi.

The senator told journalists on Tuesday that the law, when enacted, would also empower the hunters to provide community policing, maintain law and order and offer community service for Nigerians.

She added that the proposed legislation would ensure that they work with other security agencies to bring stability to Nigeria’s security challenges.

The lawmaker added that the proposed law would make the hunters work in synergy with other security agencies to bring stability, security and peace of mind to the country.

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