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'Politicians and criminals don't register weapons' - Nigeria
Toye Olori|Lagos, Nigeria

23 April 2004 12:23

Nigeria's police are cracking down on illegal firearms that, they say, are threatening Africa's most populous country.

Tafa Balogun, Nigeria's police chief, issued an order to crackdown on the illicit firearms three weeks ago. Since then, large numbers of weapons have been retrieved and 105 suspects arrested.

Balogun has ordered the gun owners to submit their weapons voluntarily to the police or risk being apprehended.

"It has been a massive success as large numbers of illegal weapons were recovered from armed robbers, political thugs and firearm manufacturers," said Chris Olakpe, a police spokesperson in the Nigerian administrative capital of Abuja.
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