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  • Updated: April 21, 2024

Nasarawa: Police confiscate 1,473 illegal security items from militia group

Nasarawa: Police confiscate 1,473 illegal security items fro

The Nigeria Police Force's Nasarawa State Command has retrieved 1,473 unlawfully obtained security supplies from outlawed ethnic vigilante groups and similar outfits in the region.

The confiscated goods include 267 pairs of uniforms, 102 black belts, and 189 army lanyards obtained from the Kungiyar Zaman Lafiya Nomad vigilante organisation.

The action represents a critical step in reducing criminal activity and sustaining peace and security in Nasarawa State.

According to the statement, the vigilante group also provided five hundred and sixty-four (564) black berets, three hundred and thirty-nine (339) pieces of black/ten (10) white lanyards, and two (2) identity cards.

The recovery came when the Nasarawa state administration complied with Executive Order No.1 2024, which prohibited ethnic vigilante groups and other similar outfits.

The Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State Command, CP Shehu Umar Nadada, stated in a statement issued and signed by the command's Public Relations Officer, DSP Ranham Nansel, that the items recovered were by the directive prohibiting ethnic vigilante groups' activities and operations in the state.

“The Commissioner wishes to inform the general public that the Police command has received two hundred and sixty-seven (267) pears of uniforms, one hundred and two (102) pieces of black belts, and one hundred and eighty-nine (189) pieces of infantry lanyards from Kungiyar Zaman Lafiya Nomad vigilante group”.

“The Commissioner hereby call on those who are yet to comply with the Executive Order to do so on or before the expiration of the two-week ultimatum; as the Command shall ensure that the Ban is enforced to the latter”, the statement declared.

It should be noted that the Nasarawa state government last week issued a ban on the activities and operations of ethnic vigilante groups in the state following the contentious circumstances surrounding the formation of a Fulani vigilante organisation in the state.

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