Insecurity: IGP Reviews Firearms Licensing, Regulations


Acting Inspector-general of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun has set up an ad-hoc committee to conduct a comprehensive review of firearms licensing and regulations by the Nigeria Police Force in line with the Firearms Act and other extant laws.

The force’s public relations officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the move is in the interest of public safety and general security.

The committee’s mandate encompasses a thorough assessment of current firearms licensing procedures and regulations, to enhance their effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.

Adejobi also said the police will engage with relevant stakeholders, including legal experts, civil society organizations, and experts in the field, to ensure a holistic and well-informed review.

“In furtherance of his zeal to tackle all forms of insecurity in the country, the IGP has issued a stern warning to all individuals involved in the wrongful possession of arms and light weapons, reiterated that illegal proliferation of…

Source: Leadership Newspaper