Nat’l Task Force On Illegal Arms To Recruit 300,000 Youths To Tackle Insecurity

18 March 2021 By Kayode Oyedare.

The National Task Force on Importation of Illegal Arms, Ammunition, Chemicals and Light Weapons says mass recruitment of Youths as intelligent and information officers at the community level will assist security agencies to tackle the current spate of insecurity, kidnappings and other social vices in the country.

National Commandant Special Squad of the Force, Mr Aliya Aminu-Wayas who stated this at the commencement of a five day training for offliicers and men in Abuja said those perpetrating these evil acts live among people in communities.

Mr Aminu-Wayas maintained that the organisation was ready to recruit 0ver Three Hundred youths in each of the Seven Hundred and Seventy Four local government areas across the country to assist the Force in its intelligence gathering towards tackling the current security challenges.

While soliciting the support of the National Assembly and the Federal Government towards passing the Task Force Bill which had passed second reading at the Senate, Mr Aminu-Wayas said the force was ready to move into all the criminal hide outs and fish out those behind the menace.

A member of the special squad Miss Abiola Oyeyemi explained that the organisation had identified some black spots in the FCT and Nasarawa state and was ready to work with security agencies to protect lives and property of all Nigerians.

Miss Oyeyemi however appealed to those behind the evil acts to have a rethink and support Government’s efforts at ensuring peace and unity in the country.

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