The Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun has announced the establishment of an ad hoc committee tasked with the comprehensive review of firearms licensing and regulations by the Nigeria Police Force.

The Committee, set in tune with the Firearms Act is to assess current firearms licensing procedures and regulations, with the aim of enhancing their effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi revealed in an official correspondence that the police boss had commenced a total clampdown on the illegal fabrication, sale, possession, and use of prohibited firearms in the country.

Egbetokun has previously admitted that gun licencing may aggravate insecurity in the country, reiterated the police’ ban on gun license issuance, while adding that the police might review or revert the ban in the future.

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