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Nigeria. 2016 ‘International Transfers - Penalty.’ National Report of Nigeria on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 3, p. 7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations. 1 January

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Section 3: International Transfers

Laws, regulations and administrative procedures

6.3. Is it a criminal offence to trade SALW without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation, in your country? YES

Under Part VII, section 28 of the existing Firearms Act 1959, the import or export of firearms or ammunition in contravention of the Act carries a minimum 10 year sentence.

Under section 44 of the (new) draft Firearms Bill, the minimum sentence is increased to 25 years…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q13073

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