The Nigerian Hunters Council, on Tuesday in Abuja urged the National Assembly to ensure early passage of the Nigerian Hunters Bill 2020.
The Commander General of the council, Mr Joshua Osatimehin, made the appeal in an interview with Newsmen.
According to Osatimehin, passing the bill into law would give the outfit the necessary legal backing to combat crime.
He explained that the bill had proposed to recognise the Nigerian Hunters Council as a federal security outfit that would complement the efforts of security agencies in fighting insecurity in Nigeria.
He said the council had recorded robust synergy with other security agencies in the country in the area of training, particularly on border protection.
A member of the hunters’ council, Anene Ogene, an Assistant Commander in charge of Forest Surveillance, said their activities were strictly voluntary as they are not paid by the government or any organisation.