Elections: Police revoke firearms licences in Rivers

Posted by News Express | 11 January 2015 | 2,906 times

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Rivers State Police Command has revoked all licences issued to people with firearms.

The Commissioner of Police of the command, Mr Dan Bature, who spoke through his Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said the move was aimed at reducing the number of firearms  in circulation in the state.

The Commissioner said anyone caught with firearms in the state after the order would be treated like a criminal.

“The Rivers State Police Command observes with grave concern the continued recovery of firearms and ammunition from individuals across the state,” he said.

“Individuals and associations in possession of licensed firearms are by this release informed that such licenses have since been revoked.

“Accordingly, members of the public are ordered to surrender such firearms and ammunition to the public armouries in their area of jurisdiction.

“The Command will henceforth treat anyone arrested with such firearms as a criminal and be made to face the full wrath of the law, please.”

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Source: News Express

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