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Nigeria

Revisit the 1958 Firearms Act and Regulations

23 May 2002

Daily Trust (Nigeria), Opinion

It is a well-known fact that arms and ammunition of various sophistications are being smuggled into the country on a daily basis. Some of the gun runners appre-hended admitted that it is a very lucrative enterprise, it then goes without saying that the vast majority of the "imported" arms fall into wrong hands. Just the month of Decem-ber, 2001. A Philanthropist in Ibadan was shot dead by assa-ssins. He was killed around 9.05 pm on his way to his residence. It was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Revisit the 1958 Firearms Act, Regulations

24 March 2002

Daily Trust (Nigeria), Opinion

It is a well-known fact that arms and ammunition of various sophistications are being smuggled into the country on a daily basis. Some of the gun runners appre-hended admitted that it is a very lucrative enterprise, it then goes without saying that the vast majority of the imported arms fall into wrong hands. Just the month of Decem-ber, 2001. A Philanthropist in Ibadan was shot dead by assa-ssins. He was killed around 9.05 pm on his way to his residence. It was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Police Smashes Illegal Firearms Syndicate

24 March 2002

This Day (Lagos)

Plateau State Police Command has smashed an illegal firearms syndicate which specialised in hawking firearms and forging firearm licenses. State commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Fagbemi told newsmen in Jos that the arrest followed a tip off which yielded the arrest of one Wilfred Ilo who came to Jos from Onitsha and one Anieleche Akpan an ex-police sergeant who confessed being responsible for forging firearms licences. According to Mr. Fagbemi, arms recovered from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Sport Shooting Not Dangerous - LSSA Scribe

19 March 2002

P.M. News (Lagos)

LAGOS — The Lagos State shooting Association (LSSA) is leading a campaign aimed at promoting amateur sport shooting by preaching to all and sundry that the game, contrary to widespread belief, is not dangerous. Secretary-General of LSSA, Kunle Akintimehin, who stated that often times sport shooting is misconceived to be a dangerous sport, disclosed that the game is meant for athletes of high integrity. Akintimehin intoned that though the sport involves the use of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Robbers Target Police Arms

26 February 2002

PM News (Lagos)

LAGOS — The police in Lagos State are worried about the regularity with which armed bandits snatch arms and ammunition from policemen in the state after killing them. Crime statistics sourced yesterday indicate that between January and February 2002, over 30 guns and 300 rounds of ammunition have been lost to armed bandits. The whereabouts of the guns and their snatchers remain a mystery. Police sources, however, think that apart from robbers, the regular loss could... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Arms Sales to Rebels: Obasanjo's Lamentation

1 February 2002

Vanguard (Lagos), Editorial

There is no doubt that sale of arms to rebels in the continent has stunted Africa's growth and development. This trend has buoyed rebels confidence in fomenting serious uprisings leading to mass destruction of lives and property of Africans. From Rwanda, Angola, Liberia to Sierra Leone, the stories of rebels barbaric exploits are better imagined. They are not fiction but reality. In some particular instances, they succeeded in upstaging the incumbents. In realisation... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Revisit the 1958 Firearms Act

23 January 2002

Daily Trust (Nigeria), Opinion

It is a well-known fact that arms and ammunition of various sophistications are being smuggled into the country on a daily basis. Some of the gun runners appre-hended admitted that it is a very lucrative enterprise, it then goes without saying that the vast majority of the imported arms fall into wrong hands. Just the month of December, 2001. A Philanthropist in Ibadan was shot dead by assa-ssins. He was killed around 9.05 pm on his way to his residence. It was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Abuja Tops in Moratorium on Small Arms

23 January 2002

This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria has been rated highest in the implementation of the moratorium on the import, export and manufacture of small arms, among ECOWAS member countries and was to serve as a model. A source in the Ministry of Co-operation and Integration in Africa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja at the weekend that the feat was achieved within six months of the inauguration of a national committee on the implementation of the moratorium. Within six months of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Missing Guns: IGP Appeals Against Ruling

5 December 2001

Daily Trust (Nigeria)

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Musiliu Smith, has filed an application seeking to stop a Lagos-based arms dealer from executing an N87.5 million judgement over the disappearance of 749 double barrelled shot-guns kept at the Police Armoury, Apapa, Lagos. In the motion on notice filed on behalf of the IG by Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), it was stated that J.O. Eze, the plaintiff, deliberately and fraudulently concealed some facts from the court before... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

The Gun Rules

12 November 2001

Newswatch (Nigeria)

Federal government, security agencies are increasingly worried over the free flow of arms and ammunition in Nigeria On Sunday evening, October 28, President Olusegun Obasanjo had a long discussion at Aso Rock Villa with Musiliu Smith, the inspector-general of police who had come there to brief him on the security situation in the country. Smith spoke about the tense situation in Benue State where soldiers had invaded several villages and killed many Tiv people in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Nigerian Secret Agent Fires Gun in Cockpit

6 October 2001

Reuters

LAGOS — A Nigerian secret service agent accidentally fired his gun in the cockpit of a plane passengers were boarding in the capital Abuja, newspapers reported on Saturday. Passengers ran from the aircraft, fearing a hijacker had fired the shot at 3.30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT) on Friday, according to the reports. The 180-seat Boeing 727 was bound for Lagos. Airport authorities and airline officials were not immediately available for comment on Saturday. "This is a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Govt to Stop Renewal of Arms Licences

24 September 2001

Guardian (Lagos)

A nationwide disarmament exercise may soon be undertaken by the Federal Government in a move to curb the rising incidence of ethnic clashes in the country. As part of this move, granting of licences for all categories of firearms by state commissioners of police has been stopped while renewal of such licences is being discharged. States' police commissioners were previously allowed to grant licences to individuals who wish to possess single or double barreled guns for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Defence Committee Warns on Arms Proliferation

7 August 2001

This Day (Lagos)

BENIN CITY — The National Sub-committee on the Proliferation and Illicit Trafficking in small arms and light weapons has alerted the public of the danger to the presence of weapons and firearms in the hands of wrong people pose to national security . Leader of the committee, Major-General Yellow Duke (rtd) said the illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons has increased steadily, prompting the committee to step up its activities which included gathering... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Governor Urges Probe of Military Officers' Role in Arms Trafficking

3 August 2001

Guardian (Lagos)

Following the alleged involvement of serving and retired military officers in illicit arm deals, Governor Donald Duke of Cross River State has urged the National Committee on the Proliferation and Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons to investigate the charge. Duke who was speaking when members of the Committee paid him a courtesy call on Monday in his office, said setting up special committees to monitor border towns and villages to track down illegal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Robbery Gang in Nigeria Kills Up to 22 in Revenge Attack on Anti-Crime Group

20 July 2001

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria — An armed gang attacked the house of a volunteer crime fighter and then turned their guns on his neighbors, killing up to 22 people in a revenge attack on a citizens anti-crime movement. The 30-strong robbery gang raided the home of Francis Okafor in Awkuzu town in Anambra state, but Okafor was out, so they killed his two wives and burned down the house, the national newspaper Vanguard reported Friday. The attackers accused Okafor of pressuring the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria,Benín

West Africa to Curb Import of Small Arms

20 July 2001

Dawn (Karachi)

LAGOS — Nigeria and Benin Republic have agreed to discuss stringent measures to control the import of small arms and cross border banditry, according to a police spokesperson. Haz Iwendi, Nigeria's law enforcement spokesperson, says "police officers from Benin Republic will travel to Nigeria for talks in a fortnight. The meeting follows a visit to Benin Republic by the Inspector General of Police recently." The meeting comes in the wake of the growing concern among... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Lagos Robbery: Military Barracks to Be Searched for Arms

16 July 2001

PM News (Lagos)

LAGOS — A combined team of security operatives will soon embark on a surprise search of military barracks with a view to recovering illegal arms. P.M.News gathered that the action became necessary as a result of secret reports linking military personnel with various robberies in Lagos and environs. The report also fingered military barracks as the storehouse of illegal arms. The bulk of the arms used by armed robbers are believed to emanate from military... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Illegal Arms Threaten Lagos

28 March 2000

PM News (Lagos) / Africa News Online

LAGOS — Law and order may totally break down in Lagos soon if reports emanating from security agents hold water. P.M. News investigations revealed that security reports have raised an alarm at the rate at which illegal arms have been entering into Lagos State in recent times. The arms, including explosives are reportedly being shipped into Lagos from neighbouring countries and some parts of the Northern and Eastern hemispheres. Some of the arms were reportedly... (GunPolicy.org)

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