Return arms or face prosecution, Anambra command warns politicians, others

Police IG Mohammed Adamu


Anambra command has ordered individuals and groups in possession of prohibited firearms in the state to quickly submit same to the nearest or face and prosecution.

The command in a statement signed by her Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Muhammed, said the order was from the Commissioner of , Mr John Abang, adding that they would soon commence arest, disarm and prosecution of unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.

The statement added that “In line with the directive of the Inspector-General of , IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu NPM, mni, on total clampdown, disarmament and prosecution of persons or group bearing prohibited firearms Nationwide, the Commissioner of , CP John B.Abang, has ordered the strict of the IGP’S directive in .”

“For the avoidance of doubts, part II(3) of the schedule of Firearms Act L.N32 of 1959 provides inter alia that ‘no person shall have in his possession or under his control any firearm of one of the categories specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Act (referred to as prohibited firearm) except in accordance with a licence granted by the acting in his discretion” thus acquiring such firearms by any group or community without requisite legal approval of the remains an act and a major threat to National Security for which the groups or individuals concerned could be criminally liable.”

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