Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Nigeria. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ 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 7, p. 19. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations. 1 January
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
18. Does your country take measures to ensure that all SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces for their own use are duly marked? YES…
18.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government-held stocks.
The marking system currently in place to mark state-held weapons is paint, with each service using a different colour of paint to distinguish between state holdings.
20.1. What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
Government security agencies keep records of their own SALW stockpiles, but there is no centralized system of data collection…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]