Kaduna — Over 250 youths in Kaduna State were at the weekend engaged by the National Task Force, a body set up by the Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN), to combat illegal importation and smuggling of goods, small arms, ammunition and light-weapons into the country.
According to retired DSP Adamu Hassan, national representative of IPMAN, the exercise will be carried out in all states of the federation.
Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna shortly after the screening exercise, Adamu Hassan said, "The youths we engaged will now embark on a four week training that will equip them to combat illegal importation and smuggling of goods, small arms, ammunitions and light-weapons.
Some states like Adamawa and Nasarawa have commenced. After Kaduna, Sokoto, Kano and Katsina, all other states will follow. The assignment we embarked upon will free the country of crimes," Hassan said.