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Kano terrorists easily acquire accommodation: JTF

11 November 2013, 08:30Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano State has expressed concerned over the ease terrorists secured accommodation in the region.

“The JTF has increased its patrols to cope with the pressure of the ember periods and fleeing terrorists However, worrisome is the ease with which terrorists secure accommodation easily in Panshekara, Ja’en, Mariri, Farawa, Hotoro, Sherada, Brigade and other outskirt areas in the state,” said JTF spokesperson, Captain Ikedichi Iweha.

He said despite appeals by the JTF to property owners to desist from renting their properties to persons with questionable identities, the appeal had fallen on deaf ears.

“The JTF in Kano would not allow the state to be used as haven for terrorists. These appeals having fallen on deaf ears, the JTF would not only continue to destroy any such properties which is found to accommodate terrorists but will also arrest the owners of such properties, treating them as accomplices even if they do not reside in the said property.”

Iweha added that effort of the JTF would not be successful without the cooperation of the residents of Kano.

“The JTF therefore calls on all residents of Kano not to relent in the fight against terrorist elements who are seeking refuge in the state by reporting any suspicious persons regardless of gender for immediate action to prevent the loss of lives and properties,” he said.

Iweha urged members of the public to go about their lawful businesses without fear.

“Members of the general public are please enjoined to go about their lawful businesses without any fear and to contact the JTF through its telephone numbers in the event of any distress for rapid response,” he said.

– CAJ News


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