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FG Disbands Task Force On Prohibition Of Illegal Importation, Smuggling Of Arms


FG Disbands Task Force On Prohibition Of Illegal Importation, Smuggling Of Arms

By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli

The National Security Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has declared National Taskforce on Prohibition of Illegal, Importation/Smuggling of Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapons, Chemical Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism (NATFORCE) illegal.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who briefed alongside his Police Affairs counterpart, Mohammed Dingyadi, advised the NATFORCE leadership to disband itself with immediate effect or risk being disbanded forcefully by security agencies.

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The Senate had in July passed into law the Bill establishing the Commission, while the House of Representatives is expected to pass its version upon resumption in September 2022.

Aregbesola also said investigation into the Kuje correctional facility attack by gunmen was still in progress.

He said the council received reports from all service chiefs and Inspector General of Police, said the council chaired by President Mohammadu Buhari is “very satisfied” with the performance of all security agencies and that the country is moving to the phase of consolidation.

He explained that the council also commended the police for their performance during the Anambra, Ekiti and Osun governorship elections.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Police Affairs, Dingiyadi has assured that there are other negotiators involved in the negotiations with kidnappers of Abuja -Kaduna train abduction, insisting that Tukur Mamu’s arrest will not stop negotiations.

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