FG Moves To Curtail Illegal Weapons
The federal government is set to rid the country of illegal small arms and light weapons in a decisive move to stop the recurrent herders/farmers clashes, militancy and other violent crimes.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, stated this in Abuja at the end of a meeting of relevant agencies convened to examine and propose solutions to the challenges of proliferation of small arms and light weapons, and the problem of drug abuse in Nigeria.
He said that the meeting had come up with suggestions, embedded in a 15-point communiqué, comprising how to control drug abuse and trafficking, how to upgrade border security and management, employ effective law enforcement and management, and how to properly utilize regional and international support in tackling the security challenges.
According to the Minister, the meeting analyzed the situation and came up with the best strategies to tackle the challenges and secure the country.