Police Hand Over Seized Weapons To Arms Control Centre (Photos)


The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Thursday, handed over seized arms and ammunition to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW).

In a statement by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the NPF spokesperson, the police said thousands of arms and ammunition were handed over to the centre.

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“The handed over arms comprise 265 automatic rifles; 146 pump action guns; 1,909 locally fabricated pistols; 1,500 locally made single barrel guns; 98 locally made double barrel guns; 46 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs); 16 locally made rocket launchers; 2 locally made Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns; and 7 Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs),” the statement reads.

“Similarly, 2,358 assorted calibres of ammunition and 1,057 assorted cartridges were equally handed over to the NCCSALW.

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“The IGP stressed that the exercise is part of the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force, as a lead agency in internal security management, to curb the threat of the proliferation of illegal Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) trafficking within the country.”

Below are pictures from the event;

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Photo Credit: Getty

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