The operation team of taskforce on indiscriminate cutting down of trees has apprehended four pick up vans loaded with fire wood along Gombe- Bojude road.

The operation team lead by the security operatives representing the Commandant, Nigerian Army, Commandant Civil Defence, Commissioner of Police and DSS in the State, who are serving in the committee also confiscated the cutting saw machine and apprehended the people cutting mahogany trees near Gadam.

During the operation the team had a stopover at all the fire wood selling depots along Gombe- Dukku and Gombe Abba road where Lieutenant Temple Owufuge, ASP. Yakubu Bulus and Hamman warned them to desist from cutting trees in the name of fire wood business as the committee will deal with them decisively.

They also informed them that the Committee under the leadership of commissioner of Environment and Forestry Resources, Sa’adatu sa;ad Mustapha (Alkebbar Kaltungo) was set up by Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo to reverse the trend of devastating the forests in the State.

The operation exercise according to them will continue and it will go round all the areas where activity is being carried out to bring the perpetrators to book.