Police in Zamfara State give unauthorised persons two weeks to surrender illegal arms
Zamfara State Commissioner of Police (CP) Kenneth Ebrimson has given herders, crop famers, militia and vigilance groups as well as all individuals in possession of illegal firearms two weeks ultimatum to surrender them to his command.
According to a statement by the command’s spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Muhammed Shehu, the order became exigent due to its efforts “to rid the state of crime and activities of criminals and to ensure safety and security of Zamfara State and its people.”
The ultimatum, he said, “commenced from 3rd February, 2018 to all unauthorised individuals in possession of firearms to surrender them to the police, especially herders, crop farmers, Yansakai, repentant bandits, vigilante and militia groups whose activities are not in conformity with the laws of the land.
According to him, after the expiration of the two weeks, the command will go into “operation mop up small and light weapons as any person or group of persons arrested in possession of firearms of any calibre will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
Ebrison enjoined members of the public to exploit the Information/Complaint boxes provided by the command in all police stations in the state.
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