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Nigeria,West Africa

11 August 2006

This Day (Lagos)

ABUJA — The Federal Government yesterday said no fewer than 1000 people are killed daily by illegal Small Arm and Light Weapons (SALWs) bearers in the West African sub-region. Mrs Salman Mann, Head, Department of Collective Defence and Security, Ministry of Cooperation and Integration in Africa, said this at a media presentation of activities of the ministry in Abuja. Mann said over 10 million SALWs are in circulation in West Africa, out of 639 million all over the... (GunPolicy.org)

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