By Paul Efiong,Buja
Information sharing and collaboration between the National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition, Chemical Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism (Natforce) and the Department of State Security Services (DSS) has led to the arrest of a notorious kidnapper in Taraba State with two AK 47 rifles
According to information from Natforce office in Taraba State, the alleged notorious kidnapper popularly known as Karimu Iliyasu was arrested by the operatives of DSS through information sharing between the two organizations.
Commenting on the matter through a telephone interview, the Tarabba State Director of Natforce, Sozing Shady informed our reporter that his men and officers had gathered intelligent reports from a credible source which they decided to share with the DSS operative in Gassol local government area of the state leading to the arrest of the infamous kidnapper.
He disclosed that the kidnapper had been very brutal in the state adding that he was arrested through a tip off from some villagers, which they had to lay vigilante.
While commending the leadership of DSS in the state for their usual prompt reaction, the Natforce director reiterated his determination to go after criminals and hoodlums as well as kidnapers who continually make life unbearable to unsuspecting public.
“The operation was very successful because the kidnapper was arrested and 2 AK47 were also recovered from him,” he said.
Our source also confirmed that investigation on the matter is ongoing as all the kidnapper’s accomplices will soon be charged to court for prosecution.
In another development, Natforce boss in Tarraba had also led his men and officers to a high profile operation in Lau Local government areas of the state where several arrest were made along with several bags containing items suspected to be cannabis along with several locally made pistols.
He told our reporter that all the items recovered have been handed over to the officer in charge of Kunini police outpost Ward along with all the suspects stressing that they shall soon be arraigned in court for possible prosecution.