Nigeria under the threat of illegal weapons

When the United Nations raised the alarm that Nigeria accounts for about 350 million of the 500 million illegal small arms circulating in the West African sub-region, that spectacle of operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepting a consignment of pump action rifles along the Mile 2 – Apapa Road, Lagos, would seem to have buttressed that UN assertion. The seized consignment contained 661 smuggled dangerous weapons.
No doubt, the proliferation of arms and ammunitions in Nigeria is real and it is a scourge which the Federal Government of Nigeria must fight to pull the country from the precipice of danger.
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