The Inspector General Of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun said there are too many arms in circulation and there is need to mop up arms in circulation. The IGP in respect stopped issuing licenses for small arms in the country.
Egbetokun made this known to newsmen after the meeting with the AIG’s, Commissioner of Police in Abuja.
In his words “We are mopping up arms in circulation. There are too many arms in circulation and if we continue to issue licenses on arms, we may continue to aggravate the problems we are trying to solve.“
“For now, there is a temporary ban on the issuance of firearms. We May review it later, but we are not issuing firearms licenses nationwide now.”
“The Firearm Act has been responsible for the control of firearms in Nigeria for the past years. It also provides that no person shall have in his possession or under his control, any firearm or ammunition except such person who has a license from the President or the Inspector General of Police.”