Police Raise the Alarm over Illegal Importation of Firearms into Nigeria


By Laleye Dipo in Minna
The Niger State Police Command on Tuesday raised the alarm over the illegal importation of arms and ammunition into Nigeria from Benin Republic.
Some criminally minded Nigerians, according to the police command, bring in lethal materials through the Babana borders in Borgu Local Government area of the state.
This development is coming on the heels of the arrest of no fewer than 104 suspects within February alone.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who briefed the press on the efforts of the force to clamp down on criminals and criminality, said not less than 12 revolvers and pistols were recovered from those bringing in arms into the country “just in one arrest”.
Details later…