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Insecurity: No pending firearms licence application, say police

THE Police has said it has yet to receive any application for firearms licences from any quarters.

The Zamfara State Government had in June directed the police command in the state to issue licences to those eligible to bear arms as part of moves to tackle security challenges in the state.

Also, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, had on August 5 said the state government would legally procure AK-47 rifles for its security outfit, the Volunteer Guard.

But speaking in an interview with PUNCH yesterday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said there was no such request at the moment.

“We have not received any request for firearms approval,” he said.

When asked if the force was considering lifting of the ban on firearms licences due to worsening insecurity, Adejobi declined further comment.”

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