The Federal Government has declared illegal the National Task Force on the Prohibition of Illegal Importation/Smuggling of Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapons, Chemical Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism (NATFORCE).
This is as the Minister of Interiors, Rauf Aregbesola, called for the immediate disbandment of the force.
Aregbesola made the announcement while briefing State House correspondents after the National Security Council meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
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.
He said the council received reports from all service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police said the council chaired by president Mihammadu Buhari is “very satisfied” with the performance of all security agencies and that the country is moving to the phase of consolidation.
He said 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 they are other negotiators involved in the negotiations with the kidnappers of Abuja -Kaduna train abduction, insisting that Tukur Mamu’s arrest will not stop negotiations.