Supreme Court: NHFSS CG Congratulates Muthwamg, Urges Gov To Work With Hunters To Combat Bandits, Other Criminals In Plateau State

The Commander General of the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service, NHFSS, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin has congratulated the Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, on his confirmation as the winner of the March 2023 Governorship election and the authentic Governor of the State by the Supreme Court.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on the Supreme Court verdict, Ambassador Osatimehin enjoined the Governor to embrace officers and men of NHFSS, equip and empower them to help combat the menace of bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and other criminals in the Plateau State.

It would be recalled that a five-man member panel of the apex court led by Justice Emmanuel Agim on Friday reversed the decision of the appellate court which sacked Mutfwang.

The Governor had described the Court of Appeal’s verdict as perverse, as according to him, the issue of the primary election that produced him as candidate was outside the jurisdiction of the lower court.

He therefore proceeded to the Supreme Court to seek redress.

According to the Commander General of NHFSS, the Supreme Court ruling was a refreshing development, noting that it restored the confidence of Plateau people in the judiciary and gave them back their power to elect who governs them.

“I received with joy, the news of the well-deserved victory of Governor Caleb Mutfwang at the Supreme Court which affirmed him as the authentic winner of the March 2023 Governorship election in Plateau State and the ruling by the nation’s apex court also confirmed Mutfwang as the real choice of the people of the State with regards to who governs them”Ambassador Osatimehin stated.

In his words “there is no doubt that the judicial contest over the governorship election outcome, has caused some governance distractions and I am sure that the people of Plateau State have a lot to gain from the Governor in the remaining three and half years of his administration and going forward.

“To achieve all his good plans for the people of Plateau, especially security of lives and property, I urge the Governor to quickly embrace the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service, NHFSS, by empowering them with human and material resources to work with the Police, the Army and other security agencies, so that bandits, kidnappers, terrorists and other criminals are flushed out of the forests, farms and other related places that serve as haven for crime and criminalities” Ambassador Osatimehin explained.

He stressed that the Governor needs to deploy NHFSS officers and men to all the local communities in the State, especially the hotbeds of incessant attacks and killing so that peace would be restored all over Plateau to pave way for rapid development.

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