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Ebonyi Govt Recruits 2,600 Forest Guards

To aid in the fight against insecurity in the state, the Ebonyi Government has stated that 2,600 young people have been recruited to serve as forest guards.

This was disclosed by State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Jude Okpor, in an interview conducted in Abakaliki with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to him, those hired would work for the Nigerian Forest Security Service and Hunters (NHFSS).

“The 2,600 persons recruited in the state represent 200 persons per Local Government Area (LGA) and we have 13 LGAs in Ebonyi.

“Most of the security challenges in the country stems from the occupation of the forests by criminals.

“The criminals launch attacks on innocent persons from the forests and we want to rid our forests of criminals,” Okpor said.

According to him, the recruitment is in tandem with President Bola Tinubu’s recent meeting with state governors over insecurity.

“The forestry security outfit is a component of the state police which was discussed at the meeting,” he noted.

Mr. Larry Igwe, the state commander of the NHFSS, praised the hiring and said it would strengthen their ability to combat criminal groups that are hibernating in forests.

“The governor’s approval testifies the confidence in our ability to curb insecurity by complementing the efforts of Police, Army and other sister agencies,” he added in a recent statement.

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