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Katsina, biggest destination for illegal arms importation from Niger – Army



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The Brigade Commander of the Nigerian Army’s Katsina 17 Brigade, Brigadier General Emmanuel Emeka, has raised the alarm that weapons are coming into Katsina in North Western Nigeria illegally.

He said arms smugglwrs have made Katsina the biggest arms destination as inflow of illegal arms have been on daily basis.

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General Emeka who was accompanied to the Emir of Katsina’s Palace by the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)
Muhammad Babandede, and other NIS officials emphasised on synergy among security agencies to tackle i security i Nigeria.

In the same manner, he affirmed that the security agencies cannot solve the problem alone. They need the rural chiefs with them to win the war against the notorious criminals. He advocates for more power to be delegated to the traditional rulers.

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“I want to refer back to what he (CG NIS) has said we cannot do individually. It is only a synergy of the security forces that we are having that can bring the challenges we are having to a conclusive end.

“The contemporary security challenges we are having right now is not what the military or security agencies can do alone without the traditional institutions and the leaders at the grassroot. If we want to get it right, we must recognize them and give them that power and position to be able to cope with this menace.


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