Connect with us

Jigawa police gives 10-days ultimatum to militias, bandits to surrender arms

9jahitplay news update

Jigawa police gives 10-days ultimatum to militias, bandits to surrender arms

Surrender prohibited arms within 10-days – Jigawa police tell militias, bandits

Jigawa police command forms committee for recovery of arms in the state
– The commissioner of police in the state warns that those found with firearms after the expiration of a 10-day ultimatum would face the wrath of the law
– Suspected pirates kill 4, steal boats in Bayelsa community
The police commissioner in Jigawa, Bala Zama, has issued a 10-day ultimatum to militias, bandits and vigilance groups to surrender prohibited arms in their possession.
Zama gave the ultimatum in a statement he personally signed in Dutse on Wednesday, March 7, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the ultimatum followed a directive to all Commissioners of Police nationwide to commence the disarmament and recovery of all prohibited firearms in possession of militias, bandits and vigilante groups.
“The IGP, Ibrahim Idris, directed all Commissioners of Police nationwide to immediately commence the disarmament and recovery of prohibited firearms, ammunition and weapons in possessions of all militias, bandits and vigilante groups.”
READ ALSOItaly elects 62 year old Nigerian Toni Iwobi as first black senator – Click to read more
He said the ultimatum affected “groups of any kind or individuals/bodies bearing prohibited, locally fabricated and modified weapons manufactured for the purpose to cause security breach, or threat to law and order in the country”.
“Therefore, members of the public, individuals and groups, under any guise other than statutory security agencies recognised by law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to bear firearms of specified category, are hereby warned.
“ They are given up to 15th of March, 2018 to surrender them to the Commissioner of Police.
“For avoidance of doubt, the Robbery and Firearms Act cap R11 LFN 2004 and Firearms Act cap F28 LFN 2004 are explicit on punishment for dealing in arms and ammunition,” Zama warned.
He added that a committee had been formed to execute the exercise in the state.
The commissioner of police further explained that operation of the committee would include cordon and search, raid, seizure from premises and hideouts across the state where it is reasonably suspected that firearms and ammunition are kept.

Continue Reading
You may also like...
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in 9jahitplay news update

To Top