The Federal Government has announced plans to establish a commission for the control of illegal firearms in the country.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, made the disclosure while fielding questions in Maiduguri at the Special Town Hall meeting for the military and security agencies in the Northeast.
The minister expressed concern over proliferations of arms in the country, reiterating responsibilities of his ministry to control it.
Dan-Ali said a committee had already been constituted to work out modalities to facilitate smooth take-off of the commission, adding that the committee is expected to submit its report within three weeks.
The minister said that the federal government had adopted effective strategies to transform the Nigeria Army into a professionally responsive military to enable it discharge its duties in the protection of lives, safeguarding the nation’s territory and peace building.