The Nigeria Police Force said it has yet to receive any application for firearms licences from any quarters.

The Zamfara State Government had in June directed the police command in the state to issue licences to those eligible to bear arms as part of moves to tackle security challenges in the state.

Also, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, had last weekend said the state government would legally procure AK-47 rifles for its security outfit, the Volunteer Guard.

But speaking in an interview with newsmen on Monday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said there was no such request at the moment.

When asked if the force was considering lifting of the ban on firearms licences due to worsening insecurity, Adejobi declined further comment.

Meanwhile, retired security personnel in separate interviews advised that instead of allowing individuals to bear firearms, the various security outfits established by state governments should be considered.


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