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Dowdney, Luke. 2006 ‘Unregistered Handgun Owners.’ Neither War nor Peace: International comparisons of children and youth in organised armed violence, p. 258. Rio de Janeiro: Children and Youth in Organised Armed Violence / COAV. 1 January

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Unregistered Handgun Owners

The Nigeria Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau believes that there are as many as a million unregistered handgun owners in the country.

Bakassi Boy members said that that they use handguns, assault rifles, locally made pistols and cutlasses for their vigilante activities and operations:

"We use assault rifles and colt pistols for our vigilante operations because these criminals now use high calibre guns. We use AK-47s made in the Ukraine."

[Part 5, 'Nigeria' country case study]

ID: Q2936

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