ISSUANCE OF FRESH FIREARMS LICENSE STILL PROHIBITED

Africa Online News

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The inspector general of police has reaffirmed that fresh licenses for bearing arms and ammunition is still prohibited. This statement came after the Zamfara State government purchased firearms for vigilante groups and sought the National Assembly’s permission to legalize their proposed action.

Deputy force public relation officer, Mr. Frank Mba states “consequently, the Nigeria Police Force wishes to state that in furtherance of the subsisting embargo, it has not and does not intend to issue permits to any persons, organization or agency of any state government, for the procurement or purchase of bearing firearms”.

“in view of the need for public education on the subject matter especially with respect to concerns expressed by many Nigerians over the eligibility and rumored desire of some groups to bear firearms, the Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that the laws that guides the use of firearms explicitly prohibit the bearing of various…

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