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IG Orders  Mop-up Of Illegal Firearms Nationwide

Solomon Arase
Posted: May 17, 2016 at 5:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Mr Solomon Arase, Inspector-General of Police, has directed all commissioners of police in state commands and the FCT to mop up prohibited firearms in their precincts.

Arase gave the order in a statement issued by Acting Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, porce public relations officer, in Abuja on Tuesday.

The directive is meant to ensure the safety of lives and property of the law-abiding citizens.

The firearms include artillery, apparatus for the discharge of any explosives or gas-diffusing projectile, revolvers, pistols, machine guns and machine pistols; rocket weapons and military rifles, including those with calibre 7.62mm, 9mm, .300 inches and .303 inches.

The statement said Arase also urged persons in possession of un-prohibited firearms to immediately obtain or renew their licences before July 2016, as the intelligence and operational units of the Nigeria Police would soon be deployed to fish out, arrest and prosecute any person who violates the directive.