Taskforce Begins Crackdown on Illegal Firearms in Kogi, Seeks Collaboration With Security Agencies

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Kogi State Special Taskforce on Illegal Smuggling of Firearms and Other Related Crimes has sought the collaboration of security agencies to stamp out crimes and criminalities in the state.

Director General of the taskforce, Elder Friday Sani Makama, said the crackdown will begin with a one week campaign against illegal smuggling of fire arms into the state.

Makama made this known when he took the war against illegal smuggling of firearms to Naval base located in Banda, Kogi State, on Friday.

Speaking at the visit, Makama said there is need for thorough check of all vehicles coming into Kogi state for illegal arms and ammunitions.

He further stated that the taskforce has already identified security flash points along borders of Kogi State where they will be deploying the agency’s officers to stop criminal elements, including personnel who would be engaging in illegal duties to Kogi State.

Elder Makama, however, lauded the Nigeria Navy for their fruitful partnership with the government of Kogi State under Governor Yahaya Bello, assuring them that the present administration will not rest its oars until all criminals relocate from the state.

Responding, the Commander, Naval Base Banda, Commodore UCV Ajulu appreciated the government for always supporting security agencies in curbing crimes and criminalities in Kogi State

He assured the taskforce of maximum support of the Navy towards achieving the aim of the agency in Kogi State.

Campaign T-shirt crested “operation say no to illegal smuggling of fire arms to Kogi State” was unveiled at the Naval base.

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