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Nigeria. 1990 ‘Public Armouries.’ Firearms Regulations, Under Section 33 , Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990; Part 4. Abuja: Federal Republic of Nigeria. 1 January

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Public Armouries

14. The President may, by notice in the Federal Gazette, establish or recognise public armouries for the deposit of firearms and ammunition and prescribe the officers to be in charge thereof.

15. Firearms and ammunition may be deposited in a public armoury in accordance with regulations made under section 33 of this Act and shall not be withdrawn therefrom save in accordance with such regulations.

16. (1) No firearm or ammunition shall remain deposited in a public armoury for a period in excess of eighteen months.
(2) No firearm or ammunition shall remain deposited in a public armoury for a period exceeding two months after an application for a licence in respect thereof has been refused, or after a licence in respect of the same has been revoked.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the officer in charge of a public armoury may in his discretion in either such case permit deposit for a further period not exceeding twelve months if in his opinion the owner has the intention of removing or disposing of such firearm or ammunition lawfully and is likely to have an opportunity to do so.
(4) After giving two months' notice in the Federal Gazette of his intention to do so, the officer in charge of a public armoury may, in such manner as may be directed by the Inspector- General of Police, dispose of any firearm or ammunition -
(a) which is deposited in contravention of subsection (1) or (2), as modified by subsection (3) of this section; or
(b) upon which the fees for such deposit have been unpaid for three months; or
(c) of which the owner is unknown or within four weeks does not reply to an enquiry posted to his last known address.

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