#EndSARS: We can police Nigeria better, hunters tell FG
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
The Hunters Group of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter has asked the Federal and State Governments to give them the privilege of replacing the nation’s Police.
According to them, they can police Nigeria better if given the opportunity.
The leader of the hunters in the state, Nureni Adisa made this known on Tuesday after joining Nigerian youths agitating against police brutality and entrenchment of good governnace in Nigeria.
He asked the Federal Government to reform the Nigeria Police, and that if that was difficult for them, it should consider replacing hunters with the Police.
“We are declaring support for #EndSARS. I wat to charge you not to demand for an end to SARS alone, the Government should completely overhaul the Police. The Police have been infiltrated by bad elements. If Government fails to reform the Police, we are capable of policing Nigeria.
“I implore you to exercise caution. If you suspect any strange movement around the arena of protest you can call on us and we shall be of help in terms of security. The government should reform the police, it is not all about #EndSARS, the police should be overhauled, we have bad elements in their midst and if the police are not reformed, then the hunters will take over the security. Before the existence of the police, hunters are in charge of the security of the community.
“We are joining the protest to ensure security for the protesters and prevent the exercise to be hijacked by hoodlums. We shall be on the ground night and day, my men will be on patrol to ensure your security and peace. We shall talk to the government.
“Any hoodlum that want to infiltrate this protest by destroying properties and looting shall die. We declare our support for you and this protest. I prayed that you shall be safe,” Adisa said while addressing the protesters at Olaiya junction in Osogbo.
Armed with guns and other weapons, the hunters stormed the protest ground around 1:20pm and declared their support to the struggle.
Adorned in their uniform and led by their leader, Nureni Adisa, who was wearing a protective armour dotted with charms, the protesters vowed to quell any incursion of hoodlums into the protest.
Addressing the protesters, Adisa said their presence at the protest scenes and around Osogbo is to ensure civility, orderliness and security of lives and property of the people of the capital city.
He condemned the attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the state by some political thugs last weekend and charged the protesters to be at alert and ensure that any miscreant that may want to infiltrate them is identified.
Reacting, the spokesperson of the protesters, Adebisi Oluwaseun Emmanuel explained how crisis ensued at the protest scene at Olaiya while Oyetola was addressing protesters.
He promised to ensure that the protest is not hijacked and called on the governor to bring those who attacked protesters last week to justice. He said none of the protesters attacked Oyetola nor any other Government officials.
The Nigeria Police have not been seen around the protest scenes since the demonstrations against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad,SARS, began.