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Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2020

Arrest of hoodlums, criminals: DG NATFORCE commends Taraba, Kogi directors

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By Paul Efiong, Abuja

The Director General to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms Ammunition, Light Weapons, Chemical Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism(NATFORCE), Chief Osita Okereke has commended two directors of his organization(Taraba and Kogi) for their hard work and vigilance as they have arrested some kidnappers and hoodlums that usually make life unbearable for unsuspecting, innocent Nigerians in their respective state.
Chief Okereke gave the commendation while speaking to some journalists in his office about the situation report of his officers and men across the country in crime dictation and prevention.
According to NATFORCE boss, the report from Taraba state through its Director Mr.Sozing Shody has shown that over 10 criminals ranging from kidnapers, herdsmen, drugs dealers and cell phones snatchers among others were arrested in Karim-Lamido Local government areas of the state some days ago and where handed over to the Police for more investigation and prosecution.
According to our source, while all the suspects are currently facing trial in the court, some have been sentenced and are currently serving their jail terms.
Chief Okereke who further reiterated his organization’s readiness to stamp out criminals in the country said some hoodlums and kidnapers arrested by his men in Taraba were with fire arms.
In another development, Chief Okereke explained that his officers in Kogi state under the leadership of Mr Ali Haruna as the State director arrested some group of a high profile human traffickers in the state long with their victims on their way to Libya.
He quoted the Kogi state director of his organization saying that the wring leader of the crime had confessed under interrogation stating that the four girls victims where to be delivered to their masters before moving them out.
The females victims whose ages ranges from 26 to 27years along with the trafikkers where all handed over to the police for safe keeping and possible prosecution.
He explained that further investigation on the matter is ongoing to fish out all the criminals element behind the crimes and their masterminds for possible arrest and eventual prosecution.

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