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5,870 illegal arms destroyed in Zamfara

The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Gusau on Monday destroyed 5,870 illegal arms and ammunition recovered by the Zamfara State Government.

Saudi finalises drone regulation after security alarm

Saudi Arabia was finalising regulation for the use of recreational drones, state media said Sunday, after a toy aircraft sparked security alarm as it hovered close to royal palaces in Riyadh.

Police raid criminal hideouts, recover 50 guns in Bayelsa

The police in Bayelsa State said Saturday that they had made a major breakthrough in the fight against crime in the state with the recovery of about 50 high-calibre weapons from suspected criminals.

US army trainers try to build West Africa defences against jihad

Kicking up clouds of pink Saharan dust, U.S. military trainers impersonated militants, waved flags saying “death to outsiders” and threw smoke grenades toward approaching Nigerien commandos this week, as a surveillance drone hovered overhead.

UK politicians brand Saudi arms deal a ‘national disgrace’

Politicians from the UK's main opposition party have called for an end to arms sales to Saudi Arabia, calling the sale of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the kingdom a "national disgrace".

Police in Gombe issue 21-day ultimatum to surrender illegal weapons

The Gombe State Police Command has issued a 21-day ultimatum to persons possessing illegal firearms, weapons and ammunitions in Gombe State to surrender them to authorities.

Police ask vigilance groups, others to surrender arms

The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Garba Umar, has asked those in possession of illegal firearms in the state to surrender them to the police within 21 days or be arrested.

Anambra police command sets up task force on illegal firearms

The Police Command in Anambra has set up a nine-member Task Force to enforce the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, that all illegal firearms and ammunition in the country should be mopped up.

IGP Ibrahim Idris gives vigilante groups 21-day ultimatum to surrender illegal firearms

The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed commissioners of police to commence the recovery of prohibited firearms in the country.

Cameroon separatists prepare for guerrilla war

For the first time in his life, Victor Obi believes that the only way to win freedom in Cameroon is with a gun.

United Nations ‘alarmed’ by DRC crackdown

The UN said it was "deeply alarmed" by the actions of security forces in DR Congo during anti-Kabila protests in Kinshasa last Sunday, and believe the toll of victims during the crackdown "may be higher".

Father of murder victim dies after throwing grenades in Ukraine court

The father of a murdered victim detonated two hand grenades in a courtroom in the Ukrainian city of Nikopol and died in the explosion, police said on Thursday.

Kidnappers of Lagos school children surrender arms in Ondo

No fewer than 20 members of militant groups terrorizing Lagos, Ogun and Ondo states Tuesday surrendered their arms in line with the amnesty programme introduced by the Ondo State government.

Around 20 concertgoers injured in Central Africa grenade attack

A grenade attack on a concert in Bangui, the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, injured around 20 people, the UN peacekeeping force and witnesses said.

Why there are many illegal firearms in Nigeria – expert

A front-line security consultant and former British police officer, Vince Onyekwelu, has said the recent seizure of arms, especially pump-action rifles, by the Nigerian Customs Service, paints a worrisome picture.

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