Surrender Illegal Arms, Light Weapons In Your Possession And Go Scot-free, Nigeria Police Tell Delta Residents | #NwokeukwuMascot
The Delta State Police Command has called on members of the public who have illegal and prohibited firearms in their possession to render such firearms to any nearby police station, area command or the state headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force.
The command said it is part of efforts to tame the proliferation of firearms and in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police Olukayode Egbetokun.
The police commissioner in the state, CP Wale Abass assured individuals who voluntarily submit illegal arms will not be punished.
A statement issued by the spokesman for the state police command, DSP Edafe Bright, said that “wilful submission of such illegally possessed weapons to police will attract “no sanction”.
It said, “This is aimed at reducing the number of guns in circulation across the state, and also to stop firearms from getting into the wrong hands and being used by offenders to commit crimes on our streets or anywhere else in the country, hence keeping the State safe for all.
“The CP wishes to state emphatically that the command has commenced an exercise to mop up all illegal and prohibited firearms in circulation across the state; noting that those who take advantage of this opportunity will not face any sanction, arrest, or harassment.
“He however warned that perpetrators who refuse to render their arms will not be spared and will be made to face the full wrath of the law when caught.
“Hence anyone found in possession of a firearm of any type – be it a pistol, rifle, air weapon, or imitation (i.e., locally made guns, dummy guns, etc.), shall be arrested and prosecuted for unlawful possession of firearm.
“CP Wale Abass urges the residents to report all suspicious firearms-related activities to their local police stations. They can also report through the Police Public Relations Office for prompt response and action while assuring that the identities of informants will be treated with utmost confidentiality.”
The dedicated lines to call to voluntarily submit illegal arms are as follows: 08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287 (CONTROL ROOM); 09155570007 09155570008 (PPRO OFFICE).