The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed Commissioners of Police of all the State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory to commence the recovery of prohibited firearms in the country.
The Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood said in a statement in Abuja, that the categories of the prohibited are: Artillery, apparatus for the discharge of any explosives of gas diffusing projectile, Rocket weapons, Bombs and Grenades.
Others are: Machine-Guns and Machine-Pistols, Military rifles, Pump action gun of all categories and any other firearms/lethal weapons fabricated to kill.
Moshood said that a police Joint Task Enforcement Team has been constituted at the Force Headquarters to coordinate the order.
He said that the commissioners of Police and the Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in the States and Zonal Commands have been mandated to also set-up similar teams.