Kwara CP Warns Citizens With Illegal Possession Of Firearms

Kwara CP Warns Citizens  With Illegal Possession Of Firearms

The Kwara State Police Commissioner,  Kayode Egbetokun, has warned citizens in possession of illegal firearms to immediately submit them to the nearest police station to avoid arrest and prosecution.

Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had directed the clampdown on proliferation of prohibited firearms in the country.

This was confirmed by the kwara state command spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in a statement in Ilorin on Tuesday.

Egbetokun, has ordered the strict enforcement of the directive in the state.

The statement read, “Consequently, the Commissioner Of Police has directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Tactical Units in the command to immediately put in place measures to identify, isolate, disarm, arrest and prosecute any person or group of persons found in possession of unlawful firearms, particularly prohibited firearms in any part of the state."

Egbetokun directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, to immediately organise enlightenment programmes for members of the vigilante groups and other local security outfits within their areas of responsibility on the need to co-operate within the ambit of the laws guiding their establishment and operations in the state.

Also, the Area Commanders and DPOs, are to send the returns of the programmes to the office of the CP as soon as the directive is complied with.

He however urged residents in Kwara State to remain law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report any person or group of persons in possession of unlawful or prohibited firearms, or call the command’s hotline – 08125275046

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