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Nigeria. 1990 ‘Import and Export.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 146, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990; Part 5. Abuja: Federal Republic of Nigeria. 1 January

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Import and Export

20. No person shall import or cause to be imported any firearms or ammunition referred to in Part II or Part III of the Schedule to this Act unless he declares the same to a customs officer or other prescribed officer at the time of importation and-

(a) unless he produces to such customs officer or other prescribed officer a licence to possess such firearms or ammunition; or

(b) he imports the same as part of his personal effects and completes a prescribed form of declaration that his destination is within Nigeria but is in excess of twenty miles from the place of importation and that he will surrender such firearm or ammunition to a specified authority or at a public armoury at or near his destination in accordance with such declaration and with the terms of a permit for temporary possession thereof to be issued by the Inspector-General of Police:

Provided that the Inspector-General of Police may in his discretion require the surrender of such firearm or ammunition for the purpose of transmission by official channels to such specified authority or public armoury; or

(c) he imports the same as part of his personal effects and is in transit to some country outside Nigeria and either surrenders the same to the customs or police authority while he is in Nigeria or obtains a permit for temporary possession during such period of transit; or

(d) he is a registered firearms dealer, or a person referred to in paragraph (c), (d) or (e) of subsection (2) of section 38 of this Act, and imports the same in accordance with an import licence duly granted by the Inspector-General of Police who may grant or refuse the same in his discretion, subject to a like appeal as that provided for in section 7 of this Act, and who may impose such terms and conditions as he may think fit; or

(e) he gives an undertaking in writing that he will forth-with apply for a licence in accordance with section 4 of this Act and surrenders such firearm or ammunition for deposit in a public armoury pending a decision upon such application.

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