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Osinbajo, security chiefs, others review report on small arms

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and some security heads met on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Amongst the security chiefs at the meeting were the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.); and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rafa’i-Abubakar.

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The Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, was also at the meeting while the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, was represented.

At the meeting, the participants reviewed the report of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons as well as develop clear-cut strategies to control the proliferation of small arms in the country, a situation that fuels insurgency and other security problems.

The illegal movement of arms into the country was amongst the reasons President Muhammadu Buhari partially closed the country’s land borders in August 2019.

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