FG set to tackle arms proliferation with new strategies


Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government would soon develop a clear-cut set of strategies to curb and curtail the proliferation of small and light weapons in the country.

He gave the assurance on Monday at a meeting with top security chiefs and members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Abuja.

According to a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo called for the development of a clear-cut, specific line of action to address the serious problems of small arms and light weapons.

Osinbajo decried that failure to address the issue of arms proliferation has fuelled the insurgency in the North East and other security challenges in the country.

“The problem we have at hand is really enormous,” said Osinbajo who stated that was why the President was keen on effective and prompt solutions.

Members of the committee present at the meeting included the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.

Others were the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali.

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