Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Inspector General of Police Orders Nationwide Arms Mop - Up

GutsyNaija Report.

The Nigeria Inspector-Gen­eral of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, has directed all Commis­sioners of Police (CPs) across the states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to activate mecha­nism for the mop-up of prohibited firearms with­in their areas of responsi­bility, GutsyNaija learnt. 

The order is sequel to the increasing prolifera­tion and engagement of prohibited firearms that threaten security in parts of the country.

In the same vein, the IGP has advised those in possession of non-prohibited firearms to immediately obtain or re­new their licenses before July 2016.

They can do by fol­lowing the process on the requisite web link of Nigeria Police Central In­formation Centre.

In a statement by Force Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, Arase vowed that the intelligence and operational assets of the Force would be activated and deployed to fish out, arrest and bring to jus­tice any person who fails to voluntarily surren­der prohibited firearms in his/her possession or who fails to obtain/renew requisite licenses for non-prohibited fire­arms.

“Such modalities shall include a reward system for informants whose information shall lead to the location and recov­ery of such weapons and arrest of the person in whose custody such il­legal firearms are recov­ered”, he stressed.