Borno Residents Get 21-Day Ultimatum To Surrender Illegal Arms
A 21-day ultimatum has been issued to members of the public in Borno State to surrender illegal arms in their possession to the Police.
The surrender is in line with recent directives of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, announced the ultimatum when he addressed senior police officers under his Command.
Chukwu listed the illegal arms to include, pump action guns, ak-47 rifles and other automatic guns.
“While dane guns may be possessed without approval of any authority, single barrel and double barrelled short guns require licensing by the Police.”
Chukwu also noted that the proliferation of illegal arms in the society is responsible for violent crimes in various parts of the country.
The Federal Government, he said, is aware of the circumstances, and that is why unlicensed arms, must be retrieved.
Commissioner Chukwu also said that the recent abduction of 110 Dapchi schoolgirls by insurgents, is an eye opener that the insurgents are out to take advantage of soft targets.
He asked his colleagues to brace up so that the abductions do not happen again.