Police deny knowledge of firearms executive order

The Nigeria Police Force says it is not aware of the Executive Order reportedly issued by President Muhammadu Buhari to revoke licences for firearms or shotguns nationwide.

According to reports, the Executive Order is to take effect from June 1.

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The President was said to have signed the order on May 22, 2019, in response to threats by some Niger Delta militants to declare a Niger Delta Republic and secede from Nigeria.

But, the police denied knowledge of the order barely 24 hours after the National Assembly, through the Federal House of Representatives, passed a resolution asking Pres Buhari to reverse it in the interest of Nigerians.

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The lawmakers have called on security agencies to rather go after the criminals carrying out their nefarious acts with unlicensed guns.

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