Taskforce Arrests Trailer Load Of Iron Monazite.

Taskforce Arrests Trailer Load Of Iron Monazite.

Committee operatives of the Taraba State Special Taskforce in Garba Chede town of Bali local government council of the state has arrested a trailer loaded with 369 bags of iron monazite.

The intercepted items worth a monetary value of over N20 million, and have been discovered in a trailer in Gombe State.

A member of the committee, said the trailer loaded the iron monazite from Serti, in the administrative headquarters of the Gashaka local government council. The operatives of the special taskforce committee have arrested the trailer while on an intensive patrol across the central zone of the state where iron monazite is obtained in large quantities.

Reacting to the arrest, the Chairman of the taskforce, retired General Jeremiah Aliyu Faransa, assured the STF’s total commitment to performing its duties, and to harp on what will benefit the state, stressing that, the Iron monazite is a mineral resource used in developing high-technology weapons and aircraft components.

The state government also said, it was losing huge revenue to the illegal miners, prompting the inauguration of the committee, while, Governor Agbu Kefas had put Executive Order 5 in place to establish the special taskforce committee members to curb the excesses of miners in the state.

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