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WCS Trains Security Rangers To Protect Wildlife In Yankari 

By Jibrin Hussaini Kundum

Wildlife conservation society, a non governmental organization, has trained over seventy security rangers in an effort to protect, and rescue the lives of Wildlife and properties of Yankari Game reserve in the State.

The country’s director of wildlife conservation society in Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Dunn gave the indication during passing out parade of seventy one security rangers, at Yankari Game Reserve, Bauchi.

He implored the personnals to properly transfer what they have learned during the training for effective service delivery.

Mr. Andrew Dunn said the WCS organized sensitization workshops to security rangers in Yankari with a view to protect the game reserve from criminal activities.

He said the organisation also did the same in 2015 and they re-trained security rangers after two years.

In his speech, The State Commissioner of culture and tourism, Mallam Abdul Hassan who was represented by the Acting General Manager of Yankari Game Reserve Muhammad Nasiru Yusuf, Appreciated the style of Wildlife conservation society for supporting and giving more perioty to Yankari Game Reserve in an effort to protect the wildlife and the natural resources of the reserve for future generations.

Mallam Nasiru Yusuf also identified the roles of Rangers in Yankari Game Reserve which include Patrolling and monitoring wildlife population as well as educating visitors.

In their sperate remarks, The Bauchi State commissioner of police, Auwal Musa Mohammad represented by Area Commender Bauchi Metropolitan, ACP Sulaiman Ahmad Madigawa and District Head of Yelwan Duguri Ibrahim Y.M Baba charged the newly recruited security rangers to do everything possible towards protecting wildlife and natural resources and to be law abiding for moving the reserve to the greeter level.