In an unprecedented move to bolster the nation's security forces, the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) has officially merged into the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS). This strategic decision, aimed at streamlining operations and leveraging the well-structured organization of the NHFSS, is set to significantly strengthen the nation's fight against terrorism and forest crimes.
Boasting an impressive force of 43,386 officers and men, the NHFSS is a formidable entity in Nigeria's security landscape. With the recent passing out of 200 cadets from training, this number is set to rise even further. Now, with the merger of the CJTF, the NHFSS stands to gain over 10,000 additional members, creating a symphony of strength in the nation's fight against crime.
From Grassroots to Government
The CJTF, initially established in Borno State by Vice President Kashim Shetimma to combat terrorism, has grown from a grassroots initiative to a nationwide force. Under the leadership of Amb Nwachukwu Adah, the CJTF has expanded its reach and influence, eventually seeking formal incorporation and recognition by merging with the legally registered NHFSS.
With the merger now formalized, former CJTF members are directed to surrender their identity cards for verification and absorption into the NHFSS. These members will undergo various trainings to prepare them for their new roles in fighting crimes within the forests of the country. Upon successful completion of these trainings, they will be ranked according to their qualifications and experience.