Task Force On Illegal Arms To Check Influx Of Arms At Borders

11 February 20201 By Kayode Oyedare.

The National Task Force on Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunitions, Light Weapons and Chemicals says adequate personnel have been trained and mobilised to check influx of illegal arms at some borders.

Commandant, Special Squad of the Task Force, Mr Aliyu Aminu-Wayas who stated this at the end of a special training for officers and men in Abuja said the Task Force was also focusing its Operation towards checking the activities of banditry, insurgency and cult groups threatening peace and socio economic development in some States and the Federal Capital Territory.

Mr Aminu-Wayas explained that it was time for security agencies to work together and address the menace posing a threat to the corporate existence of the country.

While decrying the spate of kidnapping in the Federal Capital Territory and neighbouring States, the National Task Force Commandant maintained that the organisation had gathered intelligence which he said would assist the Federal Government in combating and blocking the importation of illegal arms into the country.

The FCT Commandant of the Task Force, Mr Adebayo Afolabi commended the National Assembly for putting forward the National Task Force Bill.

Mr Afolabi however appealed to Wealthy individuals and Heads of Security Agencies to provide necessary assistance in securing the nation’s borders.

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